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Watch: Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Speaks Out for GLSEN's Changing the Game Campaign

Watch: Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Speaks Out for GLSEN's Changing the Game Campaign

Out U.S. Women's National Soccer Team player Megan Rapinoe has joined GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project to help create a safe environment for kids who fall under all sexual orientations and gender identity / expressions to participate in athletics and physical education.

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Out U.S. Women's National Soccer Team player Megan Rapinoe has joined GLSEN's (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project to help create a safe environment for kids who fall under all sexual orientations and gender identity / expressions to participate in athletics and physical education. 

Rapinoe (or Pinoe as her shippers refer to her) came out prior to the Olympics in Out magazine last summer, and the midfielder has since been honored by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center for her visibility. Plus, she was voted SheWired's Woman of the Year by our readers. 

In a video for GLSEN's Think Before You Speak campaign Rapinoe discusses the importance of language, especially within the sports world. 

"It's about using negative and hurtful language, and I think it has been pretty prominent around sports," Rapinoe says about the campaign. 

She goes on to say that she's essentially happy to use her celebrity for good. 

"If I can stand on a platform and use the popularity that I have and that the team has to make people more aware and to make this place more accepting for more people is something that I'm really, really proud to do," Rapinoe says. 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.