Collin Martin has come out, the 23-year old professional soccer player announced on Twitter that he is gay and right before his team hosted their Pride Night game against FC Dallas. “I am announcing for the first time publicly that I am an openly gay player in Major League Soccer,” Martin wrote. “June is Pride month, and I am proud to be playing for Pride, and to be playing as an out gay man.”
Martin is an FC midfielder for Minnesota United and becomes the second openly gay player in Major League Soccer’s history (Robbie Rogers came out in 2013).
Recently the Football Association launched its “For All” campaign. The campaign is designed to include everyone regardless of their ethnicities, sexualities, faiths, genders, ages and abilities and disabilities.