The two-time World Cup champion received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from president Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House Thursday (7 July). She is the first soccer player to receive the honour, and she – alongside Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles – is among the few female athletes in history to get the accolade. 

Rapinoe paid a beautiful tribute to Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February, with her choice of outfit. The queer icon wore a cream suit with Griner’s initials and a flower embroidered on the label.  Read More