Olympic Soccer Star Joins GLSEN To Stand Against Anti-LGBT Language In Sports

Gay U.S. Olympic women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe has teamed up with GLSEN to speak out against anti-LGBT language in sports. In a new video produced by AOL for their You've Got series, Rapinoe talks about being part of GLSEN's 'Think B4 You Speak' campaign that asks young people to say something original and support LGBT youth rather than relying on hurtful language. 

Megan says, "I think sometimes people say things without even really knowing or thinking about the connotation that they’re saying it in. Just growing up you’ve said things like, ‘Oh that’s gay,’ and when you really think about it, it doesn’t actually make sense. If I can stand on a platform and use the popularity that I have, and the team has, to make people more aware and to make this place more accepting for all people is something that I'm really, really proud to do."

You can find out more about the 'Think B4 You Speak' campaign here, and watch the full video with Megan Rapinoe below:

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