Guys & Gals We Like
The interview is here on Autostraddle.com.
- She jokes that she threatened to pull a “Tonya Harding” on Megan Rapinoe for coming out first, even though she pushed Megan to come out.
- Lori is recently single, and picky.
- Her parents divorced early in her life, and she only remembers her mom ever being with a woman as her wife.
Thank you Lori. We’re all happy to have you as fans and proud to have you as part of the family.
Zach Woosley also did an excellent piece on the SB Nation blog Stars and Stripes FC on Lori’s public coming out.
Wins and losses are great, trophies are even better, but to have our women’s national team playing a leading role in putting more faces on the LGBT movement is something I’m extremely proud of. It may not seem like much, but when openly gay athletes are received in a positive way by soccer fans, it shows all those who are still struggling with a very personal decision that when they are ready, the support will be there for them.
When I first read about the nuptials of Kyle Martino and Eva Amurri last fall, I had already come to the conclusion that they had what may be the coolest wedding of all time.
The wedding was officiated by Sister Helen Prejean (the anti-death penalty nun played by Eva’s mom Susan Sarandon) and wedding guests got to enjoy a scavenger hunt as part of the weekend of festivities. A gospel choir led the procession, and stepdad of the bride Tim Robbins performed an original song he wrote for the oyster roast rehearsal dinner.
Now their destination wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, has been recognized for its awesomeness as it is featured in the Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Check it out.
Kyle and Eva will celebrate their first anniversary on October 29.
She cites still experiencing pain in her knees following surgery in 2010 as the primary reason for her retirement.
Walsh retires as the third highest scorer in Australian history, having played in three Asian Cups, a World Cup, and the 2004 Olympics.
She will end her career after the upcoming series of friendlies in the United States, playing Rapinoe in the USA Women’s post-London victory tour.
I really don’t know if anything else needs to be said on the matter, but KickTV’s Jimmy Conrad made some bets and lost over the summer, and pays up in the latest edition of The Mixer. He wears a sports bra and wig for out Olympian Megan Rapinoe, and a dress for ally Danny Cruz of the Philadelphia Union.
He’s been a top bachelor in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Major League Soccer’s All Star Game Most Valuable Player. Now DC United midfielder Chris Pontius has been listed as having “Great Hair” in the September 2012 issue of Washingtonian Magazine:
We tend to agree, although not surprised considering how close his hair cutter of choice is to Dupont Circle.
H/T @SoccerInsider on Twitter
At the start of the Olympics last month, this video of the US Women’s National Team lip syncing to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” made the internet rounds:
Well last week our Chivas USA writer Rachna shared on Twitter that the Team GB Women’s Soccer Team had also made a lip sync video. My instant reaction was “well screw that, America already did one and anything America does is better than anything anyone else does.”
My instant reaction may have been wrong.
Is looking like David Beckham in your skivvies not enough for you? Well starting today you can also smell like him with the release of his cologne “The Essence.”
This video was released on Beckham’s Google+ page for today’s launch:
According to Fragrantica.com, “The Essense” has top notes of grapefruit, lavender, and violet; a heart of cardamom oil, pineapple and apple; and chords of patchouli, cashmere wood, and tonka.
I am a gay man and have no idea what any of that means.
But here’s Beckham’s take on his new scent:
Every man has something that makes him happy and for me, it is the smell of The Essence that conveys a sense of adventure and those special moments spent with the loved ones.
He told Canada’s CTV about his coming out:
I wanted to stand up and be a leader and be a role model for the other ones who might be struggling with the same thing…[Montreal] is where I feel the most comfortable. I come from a little place in North Carolina where they don’t have this type of event and community. So for me, it makes sense to be here.
Testo served as the Pride Festival’s honorary president and English-language spokesperson this past weekend.
Megan Rapinoe spoke to Yahoo! Sports in London.
“I guess it seems like a weight off my shoulders,” Rapinoe said on the eve of Thursday’s gold medal match against Japan, “because I’ve been playing a lot better than I’ve ever played before. I think I’m just enjoying myself and I’m happy.”
The video auto-plays, so it’s after the jump.