Yesterday we ran our piece detailing what MNUFC players Collin Martin and Eric Miller are doing as part of Playing for Pride. Tonight Minnesota United hosts FC Dallas for the club’s 5th annual Pride Night. We also also had some amazing news come out this morning as Collin Martin announced that he is openly gay.
Tonight my team, @MNUFC , is having their Pride night. It's an important night for me — I'll be announcing that I am an openly gay player in Major League Soccer. #soccerforall pic.twitter.com/cOJQXfrBiv— Collin Martin (@martcw12) June 29, 2018
As Megan Ryan reported earlier today this makes Martin the only actively playing openly gay player in the 5 major men’s sports leagues in the United States.
For myself being a part of the LGBTQ+ community (along with many other people sharing my thought) this is an amazing step towards overall acceptance as well as fighting the homophobia and masculinity problems in sports that Martin’s teammate, Eric Miller, mentioned in his interview with us.