VOTE: SheWired's Out Woman of the Year 2012

2012, being the year of a national election and the Olympics, has been a big year for LGBTs in pop culture, politics and sports. Now SheWired would like to pay homage to the unabashedly out women who’ve moved visibility for queer women forward.
By: SheWired Editors
December 13 2012 2:22 PM

Seimone Augustus:

WNBA champ and Olympian Seimone Augustus was part of the gold medal-winning  U.S. women's basketball team, which won their fifth straight Olympic title this summer. She also came out publicly to The Advocate earlier this year, announcing her engagement to her girlfriend LaTaya Varner, making her one of the few professional athletes who is currently playing and openly gay. The Minnesota Lynx was bested by the Indiana Fever for the 2012 WNBA championship title, but the 6-foot Louisiana native scored big in Game 2, and is a top player going into the 2013 season.

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