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A Few Weeks Before She Was Crowned 'Miss World,' She Was Raped. But This Isn't Just Her Story.

Hearing a former Miss World winner talk about her rape (and the subsequent legal hell) is sobering. But seeing other women opening up to her so they can finally heal? It's a brave and wonderful thing.

A Few Weeks Before She Was Crowned 'Miss World,' She Was Raped. But This Isn't Just Her Story.

As Canada's women's soccer team prepares for its gold medal match against Sweden this week in Tokyo, it also prepares to make history as the first Olympic team to have an openly transgender, non-binary athlete win a medal at the games.

Quinn, the 25-year-old midfielder, announced their non-binary identity on social media last September, adopting they/them pronouns and a singular name. Quinn said they'd been living openly as a transgender person with their loved ones, but this was their first time coming out publicly.

"I want to be visible to queer folks who don't see people like them on their feed. I know it saved my life years ago," they wrote. "I want to challenge cis folks ( if you don't know what cis means, that's probably you!!!) to be better allies."

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