The Australian professional footballer publicly came out today. The defended who plays for Adelaide United in a video release on the teams social media…
“I’m a footballer and I’m gay. All I want to do is play football and be treated equally”
Josh said he was tired of trying to fight his sexuality.
“and to live this double life, it’s exhausting. It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come out. I have been fighting with my sexuality for six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest.”
Sadly, Josh is still one of the few active, male and publicly LGBTQ+ footballers in the world. Due to the unforgiving nature of football culture at times.
Josh must be protected with our full support to pave the way for the out generation in football. Where homophobia, in the locker room, on the pitch and the stands is stamped out forever.