Roomies 4 Life
They are now the only completely-out-to-the-press members of the USWNT. Out got Pinoe but Autostraddle (x) got Lightning.  Surprised? I think not.
As a gay athlete, having people coming out and sharing their stories gives me happy feels.  I give myself a little smile knowing that she’s one of us.  It is a validation of a lifestyle that I think is incredibly important for queers who are at less stable points in their lives can look to as inspiration.  As Megan Rapinoe said, “its about standing up and being counted and saying you are proud of who you are.”  The more visible we are as a community doing normal people things, the safer people will feel about coming out and being proud of who they are.  
So congrats, Lori, and continue to do great things.  And maybe cheat a little less on Studio 90 games??

Roomies 4 Life

They are now the only completely-out-to-the-press members of the USWNT. Out got Pinoe but Autostraddle (x) got Lightning.  Surprised? I think not.

As a gay athlete, having people coming out and sharing their stories gives me happy feels.  I give myself a little smile knowing that she’s one of us.  It is a validation of a lifestyle that I think is incredibly important for queers who are at less stable points in their lives can look to as inspiration.  As Megan Rapinoe said, “its about standing up and being counted and saying you are proud of who you are.”  The more visible we are as a community doing normal people things, the safer people will feel about coming out and being proud of who they are.  

So congrats, Lori, and continue to do great things.  And maybe cheat a little less on Studio 90 games??

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