I want to be an Ally because I have walked in your shoes, and walked the road ahead of you, and want you to know you will be okay, and you have more support than you ever dared to dream of."
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Now Rapinoe has become an inspiration, and not just because of her playing ability or her hairstyle. It was during her time in college that Rapinoe came to the realization that she was gay, but it was only last month, in an interview with Out Magazine, that she decided to make her sexual orientation public. She later elaborated on her decision to ESPN.com, in a blog, as well as in a separate interview.
Megan Rapinoe says she came out as lesbian to help being gay “become something that's just normal to everyone.”
The 27-year-old Rapinoe, a member of the U.S. women's national soccer team and a midfielder for the Seattle Sounders Women, publicly discussed her sexual orientation for the first time in an interview with gay glossy Out.