October 27, 2021 — Yesterday, Adelaide United midfielder Joshua Cavallo came out as gay in a video and open letter posted on his social media, making him the only current out gay top-flight male footballer in the world. “There’s something personal that I need to share with everyone. I am a footballer and I am gay,” Cavallo said.
“Athlete Ally sends tremendous love and support to Joshua Cavallo,” said Joanna Hoffman, Director of Communications for Athlete Ally. “Coming out is a deeply personal and private decision, and Joshua’s decision to do so in part to help foster greater inclusivity in sport is incredibly powerful. LGBTQI+ visibility and representation in sport is life-changing and can be life-saving, especially for youth who should never have to choose between being their authentic self and playing the sport they love.”