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U.S. women soccer star Megan Rapino expressed her support for transgender inclusion in sports in a recent interview published on Sunday.

Rapino, who is engaged to WNBA Legend Sue Bird, spoke to Time Magazine about a number of issues, including transgender people playing similar gender identities. Rapino was asked about the challenges she faces in her LGBTQ advocacy.

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Megan Rapino is looking forward to OL Reine's # 15, April 14, 2022 game against the San Diego Wave at Lumenfield in Seattle, Washington.

Megan Rapino is looking forward to OL Reine’s # 15, April 14, 2022 game against the San Diego Wave at Lumenfield in Seattle, Washington.
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“For a long time, I’m been the only player. That’s why I’m the only spokesperson, saying the right things about difficult and subtle things like when it comes to gay marriage, and setting the right example. Trans inclusion in sports,” Rapino said. Told the magazine.

“These are the challenges in continuing education. I’m not just speaking for myself, I’m speaking for a lot of people. I do not want to do anything weird. I do not want to say anything. Be clear. I think that helps. “

Rapino supported “Trans Inclusion”.

“I support Trans Inclusion 100%. People do not know much about it. We miss almost everything. To be clear, I think most people know that the versions of Right Talk Points are because they are so loud. They are so consistent and they are relentless.” Said the Olympic gold medalist.

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Megan Rapino # 15 of OL Reine appears against Washington Spirit in the second half on May 22, 2022 at Lumenfield in Seattle, Washington.

Megan Rapino # 15 of OL Reine appears against Washington Spirit in the second half on May 22, 2022 at Lumenfield in Seattle, Washington.
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“At the highest level, there is control. In collegiate sports, there is control. And at the Olympic and professional level. It’s not to be free for everyone, everyone here will do anything.”

Rapino said he wants to think more broadly about trans inclusion rather than through the sports prism.

“… we’re not making this question. We’re talking about children. We’re talking about the lives of people. We’re talking about the deterioration of the entire state government on one child in some states, three children in some states. They are committing suicide by telling their friends not to play sports. Away health care. I think it’s terrible, “she added.

Rapino’s comments were published the same day FINA, the International Governing Body for Elite Swimming, approved new eligibility rules for trans swimmers.

The new policies only allow swimmers under the age of 12 to compete in women’s events. FINA members voted 71.5% in favor of the new policies.

The logo of the International Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming and Openwater Swimming, FINA will be on display at the FINA World Championships on July 25, 2009 in Rome.

The logo of the International Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming and Openwater Swimming, FINA will be on display at the FINA World Championships on July 25, 2009 in Rome.
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