Halima Aden, a Somali-American, made history as the first model to grace the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover in a hijab and burkini – a first for the magazine that was founded 65 years ago.
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The current political climate has people becoming more vocal about their political views and taking action, and celebrities and professional athletes are no exception. Since Donald Trump’s election, many have been voicing concerns and people have told celebrities and athletes to stick to their professions.
It has been long overdue. Finally an active member of one the four major sports leagues in the United States has come out as an openly gay man.