A “Beautiful Modern Family”

A “Beautiful Modern Family”

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach is engaged to Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton. The blogger made the announcement on her Facebook page over President’s Day weekend. “Abby and I have decided to hold hands forever,” she wrote. Wambach and Melton went public with their relationship last November.

Melton split with her husband of fourteen years in 2016 and Wambach split from her wife of two years, Sarah Huffman, also in late 2016. Wambach and Huffman received notoriety when the former couple shared a high-profile kiss after Wambach led the U.S. women’s soccer team to victory in the 2015 World Cup.

Melton said that Wambach, “…loves me for all the things I’ve always wanted to be loved for.  She’s just my favorite.” We are a “beautiful, modern family,” Melton wrote.


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Slurs at LGBT Olympians

Reports show that LGBT athletes are the target of homophobic slurs.  Megan Rapinoe, a lesbian from the US women’s soccer team said she’s heard words like “bicha” and “puta” while on the field.  (“Bicha is a Portuguese word similar to ‘faggot.’)  Rapinoe told the LA Times, “It is personally hurtful, I think a sort of a mob mentality kind of takes over.”  She adds, “I don’t think that all Brazilians fans or everyone that was there last night is homophobic.”

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