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The day Sarah Vaillancourt came out as a lesbian

2024-03-16T13:00:46+00:00
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  • How Sarah Vaillancourt came out.
  • She was a talented ice hockey player.
  • Learn more about her brilliant career.

Sarah Marie Vaillancourt was an outstanding ice hockey player born in Sherbrooke, Canada. She is currently 38 years old.

She was part of the Canadian national women’s team, as well as the Montreal Stars team. She won two Olympic gold medals and a world championship.

She also studied psychology at Harvard University and works as a women’s hockey coach at Stanstead College in Canada.

We take a look back at her coming out story.

‘We laugh about it’

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According to Xtra, Sarah Vaillancourt came out while she was still a professional hockey player.

In an interview, she shared how she told her teammates that she was a lesbian.

«I came in and was like, ‘I’m into girls,’ ‘I think this girl’s hot,’ and that’s just how it is. Some of the girls were traumatized, but now when we have reunions, we laugh about it,» she said.

In the world of women’s sports, this story is more common than you might think. Gigi Fernández, Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe all have their own coming out stories.

What you didn’t know about Sarah Vaillancourt

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As mentioned earlier, ice hockey player Sarah Vaillancourt was born in Canada on May 8, 1985.

Her parents are Robert and Monique Michaud. She has two siblings, Yann and Annie, with whom she has a very good relationship.

She says her idol is former hockey player Cassie Campbell, who later worked as a sports broadcaster.

«Frenchie,» as Sarah is affectionately called, loves the movie The Notebook and is a fan of Canadian singer Celine Dion.

The day she retired from professional hockey

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In April 2013, after a remarkable career, Sarah Vaillancourt announced her retirement from the Canadian national women’s team.

«We wish Sarah all the best in her future endeavors. We will always remember the passion with which she played the game,» said the president and CEO of Hockey Canada on that occasion.

She thanked those who helped her achieve her dream of playing the sport for her country.

«I want to take this opportunity to thank all those that helped me reach my dream of playing hockey for my country.»

Sarah Vaillancourt was almost sidelined by an injury

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Sarah Vaillancourt also acknowledged that it was difficult for her to make the decision to retire.

«I know that there are great challenges and opportunities ahead for me. I would also to thank those that helped me get back on the ice after my injury.»

She specifically named Dr. Mulder, who operated on her twice, as well as Dr. Tanzer.

A special mention went to her physiotherapist Amy Rogerson, who helped her get back on the ice.

What does it mean to be a lesbian?

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Many people are not clear about what it means for a woman, like hockey player Sarah Vaillancourt, to be a lesbian.

The term ‘lesbian’ refers specifically to a gay woman, both cisgender or transgender.

In other words, it describes a woman who is sexually attracted to other womn. It is not the same as identifying as bisexual.

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