Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo comes out as gay

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Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo came out Wednesday, becoming the only openly gay male top-level professional soccer player in the world.
Cavallo, a midfielder for Adelaide United, came out in a video posted to his club's social media accounts.

"Growing up, I always felt the need to hide myself, you know, because I was ashamed," Cavallo said. "Ashamed I would never be able to do what I loved and be gay."

"All I want to do is to play football and be treated equally," he continued. "I'm tired trying to perform at the best of your ability and live this double life. It's exhausting. It's something I don't want anyone to experience."

Aside from Cavallo, there are only several openly gay male athletes currently competing in major sports leagues around the world.

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