On Sunday, September 4 a U.S Female soccer player named Megan Rapinoe followed in Colin Kaepernick’s footstep by kneeling during the National Anthem, calling it a “nod to Kaepernick.” Kaepernick has been getting bashed for doing this. Rapinoe stood not only for racial reasons, but because she as an LGBT individual feels like her liberties haven’t been protected. “I am disgusted with the way he has been treated and the fans and hatred he has received in all of this,” Rapinoe told ESPN’s Julie Foudy, “It is overtly racist: ‘Stay in your place, black man.’ Just didn’t feel right to me. We need a more substantive conversation about race relations and the way people of color are treated.” She claims that overall, it’s been positive hearing from those who are inspired and those who are outraged but thinks that both are incredibly important. I agree with her. She is an American LGBT citizen who deserves the same rights. Although I may be a Christian, I respect her for standing for what she believes in.