U.S. National Women's Soccer League player Kumi Yokoyama, 27, came out on June 19 as a transgender man. “I’m coming out now,” the Washington Spirit forward from Japan said in a YouTube video in Japanese. “In the future, I want to quit soccer and live as a man.”
Sha'Carri Richardson, one of the fastest American women of all time, secured her place at the 2020 Summer Olympics after dominating in track and field Olympic trials on June 19. Richardson, 21, has become known not only for her speed, but also her brightly colored hair that changes from event to event. At the Olympic trials it was orange: "My girlfriend actually picked my color. She said it like spoke to her, the fact that it was just so loud and vibrant, and that’s who I am."