Powerful, exciting, quick-to-strike Megan Rapinoe scored two goals and assisted on another in the US team’s opener against Australia in the Women’s World Cup. The Olympic Gold Medal winner (she led the US team in assists in 2012) and Seattle Reign FC forward likes the big stage — and it likes Rapinoe too.
Rapinoe is using the stage and the platform that comes with it to promote the nonprofit Athlete Ally, an organization dedicated to “building a future where sports welcome everyone, without prejudice or stereotypes, by activating athletic communities to champion LGBT equality.” Rapinoe, with typical verve. tweeted her support by saying she supports it because “I’m gay as Christmas!!!” What’s nice is it’s easy to imagine Rapinoe would support the Athlete Ally even if she wasn’t like Christmas at all!
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) June 12, 2015