In October 2021, Australian footballer Josh Cavallo came out as gay. Cavallo became the first openly gay footballer since February 2013, when Columbus Crew's Robbie Rogers came out. After the American's retirement in 2017, the men's football scene was without an open member of the LGBTQ+ community for four years. Cavallo's bravery paved the way for 17-year-old Jake Daniels, a Blackpool youth product who came out as gay in May 2022. With hundreds of thousands of professional players worldwide, the fact of the matter remains that more LGBTQ+ members of the footballing community remain in the closet, unwilling to come out.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 – Team of the Tournament
Despite much of the attention of the tournament surrounding VAR, the FIFA Women's World Cup in France was a large success and saw record viewing audiences around the world. The Americans ultimately came out victorious for the fourth time in their history but they weren't the only nation to shine at this summer's tournament. Here … Continue reading FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 – Team of the Tournament
Michael Bradley Wears Rainbow Armband in Support of Orlando Shooting Victims
Michael Bradley is a class act. Don't believe me? Check out this rainbow-coloured armband he wore on Thursday night's Copa America quarter final match against Ecuador to show his solidarity to the LGBT community and support for the victims of the Orlando Shooting. The Copa America is a big tournament with a lot of people … Continue reading Michael Bradley Wears Rainbow Armband in Support of Orlando Shooting Victims