American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm – Sue Bird came out as openly lesbian on July 20, 2017, saying that she had been dating soccer player Megan Rapinoe since fall of 2016. Megan is also a soccer megastar and plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. Mrs. Rapinoe has been an out lesbian since July 2012.
On the timing of the decision, Sue Bird said she felt the moment felt right. “I don’t feel like I’ve not lived my life. I think people have this assumption that if you’re not talking about it, you must be hiding it, like it’s this secret. That was never the case for me. Even though I understand there are people who think I should have done it sooner, it wasn’t right for me at the time. I have to be true to that. It’s my journey”, said WNBA star. She also added that her coming out is not connected with her partner Megan: “This actually has nothing to do with Megan, in terms of how free I feel to talk about it, This has been something I’ve been on the verge of doing for a long time.”
Both from the couple are famous names in their sport in the United States and not only, as Sue has won Olympic gold four times. But they have totally different personalities: Sue is coy and level-headed, while Megan is vocal and emotional. But it has been well said: “opposites attract”!