Is Megan Rapinoe America’s Most Prominent Openly Gay Athlete?

Think Progress’ new regular sports writer asserts that Megan Rapinoe may be “America’s most prominent openly gay athlete.”

It’s a great post, reminding us all that while there may be a lot of reactions that an out female athlete is “obvious” or the women’s sports environment makes it easier for out athletes, it certainly doesn’t make what Megan did easy.

Rapinoe with girlfriend Sarah Walsh

Let us know in the comments what out athletes you think may be more prominent than Rapinoe.

Megan was also featured in USA Today’s run-up to the Olympics yesterday, as one of their 100 Olympic Hopefuls series.

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