There will be at least 17 publicly out women – 15 players and two coaches – at the 2015 Women's World Cup when it tips off in Canada this Saturday, June 6. That is exactly 18 more out LGBT players than the men had at their World Cup a year ago.

Many of the women have been identified by Just A Ball Game, an organization that works to end anti-LGBT bias in soccer.

"While the men's professional game has been reluctant to be fully inclusive and supportive of anyone within the game who identifies as LGBT its generally regarded that football is much more accepting of women who are lesbian or bisexual," said Lindsay England, head of Just A Ball Game.

"In celebration of those women's players who have spoken to the media openly about their sexuality, here at JBG? we have produced a double sided poster of 14 players and a coach who will feature for their International sides in the tournament in Canada all of whom are OUT, PROUD and KICKING."

The current list of publicly out women at the 2015 Women's World Cup stands at 18. Please do let us know whom we missed, and we'll relay that to Just A Ball Game as well – you can tweet us @outsports.

Nadine Angerer, Germany

Ramona Bachmann, Switzerland

Lisa Dahlkvist, Sweden

Katie Duncan, New Zealand

Jillian Ellis, United States (coach)

Nilla Fischer, Sweden

Isabell Herlovsen, Norway

Michelle Heyman, Australia

Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden

Erin McLeod, Canada

Megan Rapinoe, United States

Trine Ronning, Norway

Lianne Sanderson, England

Caroline Seger, Sweden

Casey Stoney, England

Pia Sundhage, Sweden (coach)

Abby Wambach, United States