Lisa Dahlkvist, midfielder for Sweden’s 2012 Olympic women’s soccer team, has been surrounded by football her entire life. Her father, Sven Dahlkvist, was himself an accomplished professional footballer, and with the success his daughter has seen, the sport appears to run thick in the family blood.
While with Swedish football club Umeå IK, she won national championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, and made the UMFA finals in 2007 and 2008. Though her 2012 Olympic quest was ended July 31st in a disappointing 2-2 tie with Canada, at age 25, Lisa Dahlkvist has a bright future.
Lisa has been out publicly since 2008, and is a wonderful example of a whole new generation of highly visible, widely accepted out athletes. Her girlfriend is Jessica Danielsson, a 27-year-old health ans wellness professional from Stockholm. Lisa helps personify what it means to be a modern Olympian.
Benjamin Phillips is an Essayist, Web Developer, Civics Nerd, and all around crank that spends entirely too much time shouting with deep exasperation at the television, especially whenever cable news is on, and proudly serves as Director of Development for The New Civil Rights Movement. He lives in St. Louis, MO and spends most of his time staring at various LCD screens, occasionally taking walks in the park whenever his boyfriend becomes sufficiently convinced that Benjamin is becoming a reclusive hermit person. He is available for children’s parties, provided that those children are entertained by hearing a complete windbag talk for two hours about the importance of science education, or worse yet, poorly researched anecdotes PROVING that James Buchanan was totally gay. If civilization were to collapse due to zombie hoards or nuclear holocaust, Benjamin would be among the first to die as he has no useful skills of any kind. The post-apocalyptic hellscape has no real need for homosexual computer programmers who can name all the presidents in order, as well as the actors who have played all eleven incarnations of Doctor Who.
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