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Arsenal Ladies & England women's footballer Casey Stoney comes out as gay

Casey Stoney, a defender for the England women’s football team and the Arsenal Ladies, has, for the first time, spoken openly about being gay

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Arsenal Ladies & England women's footballer Casey Stoney comes out as gay

Karen Carney #10 of England defends Tabea Kemme #22 of Germany

Karen Carney of England defends Tabea Kemme of Germany

Fran Kirby of England celebraes her goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group F match between England and Mexico at Moncton Stadium on June 13, 2015 in Moncton, Canada.

Fran Kirby of England celebraes her goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group F match between England and Mexico at Moncton Stadium on June 2015 in Moncton, Canada.

City Women are pleased to announce their second signing of the season – England goalkeeper, Karen Bardsley. Description from mcfc.co.uk. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Karen Bardsley: Manchester City Ladies sign England goalkeeper

England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley joins Manchester City Ladies, after leaving Lincoln Ladies at the end of last season.

Steph Houghton

Manchester City's England stars fit for league return - Nick Cushing

Man City's England stars Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Toni Duggan, Steph Houghton and Jill Scott are fit to face Birmingham.

Ellen White (left), Laura Bassett, Alex Greenwood, Siobhan Chamberlain and Carly Telford (right)

Women's World Cup Lionesses return to record crowds

Ellen White (left), Laura Bassett, Alex Greenwood, Siobhan Chamberlain and Carly Telford (right)

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England women at an all-time high of fourth in Fifa world rankings

Karen Carney

The home of Football on BBC Sport online.

England women arrive at Heathrow

England women's team: FA deletes 'unfortunate' tweet

Caset Stoney leads the Lionesses through arrivals at Heathrow

England celebrate finishing third

Women's World Cup: Crowds, keepers & heroic England

England celebrate finishing third

Southampton, winners of first Women's FA Cup

Women's FA Cup final: Waiting for Wembley since 1971

As Chelsea win the Women's FA Cup final for the first time, BBC Sport looks at the competition's transformation since the

Fara Williams celebrates goal

Liverpool Ladies: Fara Williams & Asisat Oshoala among injured trio

England defeats Germany in extra time and makes history finishing in the FIFA Women's World Cup.