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Tag: 2019 FIFA World Cup

Female athletes lead the way for LGBT advocacy in sport

Though professional female athletes have yet to catch up to their male counterparts in salaries and media exposure, they are ahead in something even bigger: building supportive environments for the LGBT community. Most notably, there were over 40 openly gay players and coaches in last year’s women’s FIFA World Cup, doubling the total from the […]

OPINION: Megan Rapinoe’s activism is part of what makes her North America’s greatest soccer player

Less than five minutes into the quarterfinal match of the 2019 FIFA World Cup, Megan Rapinoe buried the first goal of the game. The U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) co-captain scored again later in the match to overtake France 2-1 and advance to the semi-finals. It was a day that marked the beginning of one […]