Jun 092015

75px-Labrys-symbol.svg 190px-Gay_flag.svgAccording 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.


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.


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

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

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