USWNT Players Honor Lesbian Icons for Women’s History Month
To celebrate Women’s History Month, the USWNT players have each selected an inspirational woman to be honored on the back of their jersey. The kits, which will be worn when the USA plays England in the SheBelieves Cup, feature seven lesbian icons among the nominees:
Tierna Davidson chose astronaut Sally Ride who was the first American woman in space. Ride kept her personal life extremely private, but her partner was identified in her 2012 obituary.
Emily Fox chose Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, who grew up in Delaware where Fox’s grandparents live. Off the court Delle Donne advocates for Special Olympics and Lyme Disease awareness.
Adrianna French chose USWNT goalkeeper Brianna Scurry. The National Team alumna currently coaches the NWSL’s Washington Spirit. While not out publicly as a player, she was open with her coaches and teammates.
Alex Morgan chose USWNT forward Abby Wambach who continues to reign as the record-holder for international goals as Morgan nears triple digits in her own goal-scoring tally.
Alyssa Naeher chose journalist Robin Roberts, who currently anchors ABC’s Good Morning America. Roberts was given a Peabody Award for her frank and open coverage of her own journey with bone marrow disease.
Megan Rapinoe chose writer and activist Audre Lorde. Lorde was a champion of intersectionalism and won the Bill Whitehead Award for her lifetime of contributions to LGBT literature.
Casey Short chose San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers, the second woman and first out LGBT person to hold a coaching position in the National Football League.