Friday, June 29, 2018

Major League Soccer Player Collin Martin Comes Out

Collin Martin is in his sixth season in MLS and second with Minnesota United. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Washington Post reports:

Major League Soccer midfielder Collin Martin came out Friday as a gay man, announcing his sexuality publicly for the first time, though he said it had been known for years by family, friends and teammates.

Martin, 23, made the announcement on social media hours before his club, Minnesota United FC, was scheduled to host FC Dallas for its “Pride Match” in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

“Today, I’m proud that my entire team and the management of Minnesota United know that I am gay,” Martin wrote in a message on Twitter. “I have received only kindness and acceptance from everyone in Major League Soccer and that has made the decision to come out publicly that much easier.”

“I think for a while I’ve been hesitant about posting on social media, but look around — I’m the only out gay athlete in the five major sports on the men’s side,” Martin, a Bethesda native, said in a phone interview Friday. “It’s time.”

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1 comment:

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Awesome, good for him, only 23. It's still a hard thing to do but it's getting better and better.