“I was ashamed I’d never be able to do what I love and be gay”.
Australian football star Josh Cavallo, who plays for Adelaide United, has shared a heartfelt social media post Wednesday (27 October) coming out as gay, making him the world’s only current openly gay male top-flight professional footballer.
“I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay”, he says in the post, adding “I have been fighting my sexuality for over 6 years now, and I’m glad that I can finally put it to rest.”
“The response and support I have received is immense,” he shared. “It’s starting to make me think that why have I been holding this burden for so long?”
He goes on to say: “You were meant to be yourself, not someone else.”
October 27, 2021
Josh's Truth pic.twitter.com/NKSEP2kVWV— Adelaide United (@AdelaideUnited) October 27, 2021