Wednesday, December 8, 2021

‘I have been fighting my sexuality’: A-League player Josh Cavallo comes out as gay

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  • Only known current male top-flight professional to be out

  • ‘It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life,’ he says

A-League midfielder Josh Cavallo says he knows there are other players “living in silence” after becoming the only known current male top-flight professional footballer in the world to come out as gay.

Cavallo on Wednesday became a rarity in men’s professional sport, announcing on social media he was “ready to speak about something personal that I’m finally comfortable to talk about in my life”. The Twitter post and emotive personal video, shared by his club Adelaide United, has since made international headlines.

“It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life . . .

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