I long for a day when gay footballers like me and Josh Cavallo don’t need to be so ‘brave’ | Andy Brennan

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The Adelaide United player has given hope that coming out as gay in such a masculine environment will some day cease to be a no-go

Josh Cavallo announced his sexuality to the world through a social media post this week. Some will respond with love and support, offering congratulations to him for his bravery and courageousness in speaking out. Others will ask why this is important. But why do people need to announce their sexuality at all?

The power of statistics and research can be used to highlight the need for visibility and representation within LGBTQI+ communities in sport. These are important and should not be overlooked, but it is stories like Josh’s which can really resonate – stories that can ignite a motivation in people to go against the grain, and so too be brave and courageous.

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Written by Andy Brennan
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/oct/28/i-long-for-a-day-when-gay-footballers-like-me-and-josh-cavallo-dont-need-to-be-so-brave under the title “I long for a day when gay footballers like me and Josh Cavallo don’t need to be so ‘brave’ | Andy Brennan”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.