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Megan Rapinoe Dedicates Her Women of the Year Honor to Trans People
"They offer us a full view of what it means to be a human in the world," Rapinoe said at the Time Women of the Year gala.
By Trudy Ring
March 10, 2023
Lesbian soccer star Megan Rapinoe has dedicated her honor as one of Time’s 12 Women of the Year to the transgender community.
“I am only here because of them,” Rapinoe said at Thursday’s Women of the Year gala, held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Timereports. “We all know what’s going on in our country with the attempted erasure of trans people.”
Many of the latter are aimed specifically at trans females and are often presented under the disingenuous guise of “saving women’s sports,” but Rapinoe, one of the most prominent cisgender women in sports, made clear that she’s a supporter of trans inclusion in all aspects of life.
“White women have left Black women — and everyone else — behind,” she said. “Straight women leave queer women behind.”
“Let’s not be those kinds of people,” she added. “Being a woman: Make it expansive. Don’t ever leave anybody behind. … Let’s bring everyone in and figure the rest out from there.”
All these allies speaking up are like a ray of sunshine coming through a gray overcast.