Megan Rapinoe is not only an Olympic gold medal winning athlete at the top of her game, she is also an outspoken advocate for the equality movement, making headlines over the summer after she came out publicly as a lesbian in Out Magazine.

11:30 AM

With Pia Sundhage’s departure from the helm of the U.S. Women’s soccer team, the organization has settled on a replacement, naming Australian national team coach Tom Sermanni to fill the vacancy beginning Jan. 1, the LA Times reports.

Sermanni, 58, led Australia to three World Cups in his 11 years (1994, 1997, 2004-2012) as head coach, and he competed as midfielder for 14 seasons in his native Scotland, England, Australia, and New Zealand.

October 31 2012 1:59 PM

Three-time Olympian and Texas native, Stacy Sykora recently came out as lesbian in an interview with the Italian volleyball magazine Pallavoliamo.

October 25 2012 1:38 PM

The Olympic gold medalist, Minnesota Lynx shooting guard, and out lesbian is asking Minnesotans to vote against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in November.

October 16 2012 8:22 PM

Homophobia is part and parcel of male professional sports. Gay epithets are so pervasive among players that they are sadly totally unaware of the weight and meaning of the terms.

September 20 2012 7:43 PM

The U.S. women’s national team defeated Australia 6-2 in an international friendly Wednesday night, but the victory was overshadowed by a bittersweet parting with coach Pia Sundhage, who is set to return home to coach Sweden starting December 1.

September 20 2012 3:36 PM

At South Plantation High School in Florida, the football team’s third-string quarterback is an unusual pick for the position at only 5 feet, 5 inches and weighing in at 140 pounds.

September 10 2012 9:14 PM