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Megan Rapinoe Featured in “Alone in the Game”…And, Megan & Sue Bird Featured In ESPN Body Issue

We’re going to focus on awesome female jocks today with two reports.

One on the new LGBTQ athlete documentary ALONE IN THE GAME which debuts on Thursday, June 28th on the AT&T cable channel and features the stories of major queer jocks like Gus Kenworthy and Seattle Reign star MEGAN RAPINOE. The doc explores the challenges of being out in the world of professional sports including pressure to stay in the closet.

More info:

Pioneering LGBTQ Athletes and Figures Explore the Ongoing Challenges 
Faced in Sports in ALONE IN THE GAME
Exclusive Documentary Premieres Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Featured Athletes Include Robbie Rogers, Gus Kenworthy, Megan Rapinoe,
Jason Collins and Ryan O’Callaghan
The AT&T original feature-length documentary ALONE IN THE GAME follows a group of athletes and sports figures from the biggest stages in American sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLS, and NCAA, among others, to explore the ongoing struggles LGBTQ athletes are facing at the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels.
Viewers will hear the personal stories of LGBTQ athletes such as Robbie RogersGus KenworthyMegan RapinoeJason Collins and Ryan O’Callaghan who deal with living their most authentic life or hiding in fear that their sports careers will come to a crashing end if the truth comes out.
ALONE IN THE GAME shines a light on the stark reality of the big business of sports. It also exposes a culture of exclusion, bigotry and discrimination which keeps many LGBTQ athletes in the closet and living in silence.
ALONE IN THE GAME will make its premiere on Thursday, June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Catch ALONE IN THE GAME on AT&T AUDIENCE Network – DIRECTV ch. 239 and AT&T U-verse ch. 1114. You can also watch via streaming services on DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV, and AT&T U-verse Apps.
Seattle star athletes and power couple SUE BIRD and MEGAN RAPINOE in ESPN's 2018 Body Issue

Seattle star athletes and power couple SUE BIRD and MEGAN RAPINOE in ESPN’s 2018 Body Issue

AND, Rapinoe is also heavily featured in ESPN’s just released “Body Issue” which features gorgeous photos/video of athletes in action as well as their stories. Seattle star athletes Rapinoe and Seattle Storm’s SUE BIRD are prominently featured as the first LGBTQ couple to be featured in the annual issue. 
In this video interview, the couple talk about the pressures of being star athletes but in completely separate sports as well as the challenges of being an out couple in the world of professional sports. There’s also behind the scenes footage of their photo shoots.
Check it out!

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