Jessica Landström, Sweden, forward
Isabell Herlovsen, Norway, striker
Trine Ronning, Norway, defender
Nadine Angerer, Germany, goalkeeper
Linda Bresonik and Inka Grings, Germany
Ursula Holl, Germany, goalkeeper
Abby Wambach, USA, forward
Megan Rapinoe, USA, midfielder
Marta, Brazil, forward
Kelly Smith, England, forward
Christine Sinclair, Canada, forward
Birgit Prinz, Germany, striker
Lotta Schelin, Sweden, striker
According to Outsports tweet us @outsports. there are 17 publicly out women at the 2015 Women’s World FIFA Cup.
I KNOW there are more because Canadian Christine Sinclair is missing off the list. The photos further down the blog also include the 2011 FIFA players – so some o these may not be on the 2015 team. paula.
FROM JUST A BALL GAME (SOURCE)
Many of the women have been identified by Just A Ball Game, an organization that works to end anti-LGBT bias in soccer.
“While the men’s professional game has been reluctant to be fully inclusive and supportive of anyone within the game who identifies as LGBT its generally regarded that football is much more accepting of women who are lesbian or bisexual,” said Lindsay England, head of Just A Ball Game.
“In celebration of those women’s players who have spoken to the media openly about their sexuality, here at JBG? we have produced a double sided poster of 14 players and a coach who will feature for their International sides in the tournament in Canada all of whom are OUT, PROUD and KICKING.”
The current list of publicly out women at the 2015 Women’s World Cup stands at 17. Please do let us know whom we missed, and we’ll relay that to Just A Ball Game as well – you can tweet us @outsports.
PAULA BACK AGAIN….here are pictures of lesbian players on either the 2011 or 2015 teams.
Nadine Angerer, Germany
Lisa Dahlkvist, Sweden
Katie Duncan, New Zealand
Jillian Ellis, United States (coach)
Nilla Fischer, Sweden
Isabell Herlovsen, Norway
Michelle Heyman, Australia
Ali Krieger, United States
Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden
Erin McLeod, Canada
Megan Rapinoe, United States
Trine Ronning, Norway
Lianne Sanderson, England
Caroline Seger, Sweden
Casey Stoney, England
Pia Sundhage, Sweden (coach)
Abby Wambach, United States