Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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People, Places, and Events That Shaped Us in 2012

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Above: Megan Rapinoe

We Scored at the Olympics
An unprecedented 23 openly gay athletes competed in the summer Olympics this year, and 10 athletes earned a total of seven medals (the team sports yield one medal each in the official count) in basketball, equestrian, field hockey, cycling, soccer, and tennis. If those 23 athletes had been a country, they’d have finished 31st, tying Georgia, Ethiopia, and Mexico.

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