US women’s national team striker and three-time Olympic medallist, Tobin Heath appears to have come out
Olympic star Tobin Heath shared a photo of her new painting, featuring block letters that spelled out “I am gay.”
The 34-year-old US women’s national team striker was pictured standing in front of said artwork, with a caption that read, “i’m gonna be in a museum.”
Although there was no direct ‘coming out’, the comments all seemed to point to that being the intention of the post.
Heath, who has also played professionally for Manchester United and Arsenal, was met with a flurry of support in the comments section, including one from US national footballer Ashlyn Harris, who said: “So proud of you. Love you so much my dear friend.”
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According to re—inc’s website, “Out Now” is Heath’s ninth piece for the company and is described as “her most vulnerable work of art yet.”
“Created as a part of the Revolution Collection, Tobin’s process was an evolution in itself,” the company wrote in its description. “As she painted, the art inspired her and so, she started to play. What resulted is a bold and brave structure that serves as an ode to the challenging process of personal discovery.”
Hopefully this recent flux of professional athletes coming out is a sign of what’s to come.
Just this week, Irish Rugby Union player Nick McCarthy came out as gay, citing Australian football player Josh Cavallo, who came out in 2021, as an inspiration for doing so.
In May this year, 17-year-old Blackpool FC footballer Jake Daniels made history, by becoming the only active male professional footballer in the UK and the first professional player to come out as gay since 1990.
Take a look at all the celebrities and public figures who have come out in 2022 (so far…) by clicking here.