Megan Rapinoe visits Ohio State to speak at Q&A event

United States' Megan Rapinoe attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — United States Women’s National Soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe visited Ohio State on Sunday to speak at a Q&A event for students.

The now sold-out event, “OUABreaking the Glass Ceiling with Megan Rapinoe,” featured a moderated Q&A followed by an audience Q&A with Rapinoe.

Amid the US Women's World Cup victory over the summer, the team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination, with a focus on the pay gap between the men's and women's teams.

“Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she was awarded the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center,” according to a description of the event. “She is also now a strong advocate for equal pay for the Women’s Soccer team, especially considering their higher viewership, revenue, and overall number of wins.

The event is for students and began at 7 p.m. at the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.