Megan Rapinoe Gave a Pretty Funny Response When Asked to Describe Herself with One Word (Video)

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It’s been a pretty good month for gay folks in the United States.

First the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was legal in all 50 states. Then the gayest* soccer team in the world, the United States Women’s National Team, won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. And when Abby Wambach, the team’s biggest star and one of the greatest female soccer players of all time, ran over to the corner of the field after the final whistle to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman, the headlines weren’t all “Whaaaaat!?!?” They were “Awwww!”

That’s some serious progress. And it explains this hilarious response from Megan Rapinoe, the USWNT’s most creative and gifted midfielder, when asked on SportsCenter to use one word to describe herself:

Yes, that’s right, Rapinoe is gay. She officially came out a few years ago and has since served as a public advocate for LGBT issues. And apparently she’s on cloud nine right now and not afraid to show it.

Good for you, Megan Rapinoe.

*Officially Sweden might be gayer, since they have four officially out players and an out coach, whereas the US has two officially out players, an out coach, and a couple of players people think might be gay. But let’s not quibble over specifics.

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