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Megan Rapinoe

In July 2012, US Olympic soccer player Megan Rapinoe discussed her sexuality with Out magazine, saying, "For the record: I am gay." She spoke candidly about support from her teammates, saying, "In female sports, if you're gay, most likely your team knows it pretty quickly. It's very open and widely supported. For males, it's not that way at all. It's sad." Following the interview, she said the reception was positive, saying, "It's been good. It's all been extremely positive, which makes me really happy."

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