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First Open LGBTQ+ Couple in Sports to Appear in ESPN’s Body Issue Got Engaged

Sue Bird (L) of the Seattle Storm and soccer player Megan Rapinoe attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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WNBA’s Seattle Storm point guard and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and two-time World Cup champ Megan Rapinoe are engaged!  

The athlete powerhouse couple announced their engagement on October 30 in Bird’s Instagram post, showing Rapinoe up on one knee against a sunset and Bird with hand outstretched no caption required. 


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A post shared by Sue Bird (@sbird10) on Oct 30, 2020 at 4:20pm PDT

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The stars, now together for three years, became the first openly LGBTQ+ couple to appear in ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’ in 2018, and the two have also been vocal on a number of other social and political causes.  

Most recently, the couple has been bubbled together for the 2020 WNBA season in Bradenton, Florida, where Rapinoe’s regularly attended Bird’s games. 

Related: 10 of the most misunderstood things about bisexual women.


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