Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin comes out as gay

  • Midfielder, 23, announces he’s gay ahead of team’s Pride Night
  • Martin becomes only active out male athlete in major pro sports

Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin announced he is gay, making him the only active male athlete in the major professional sports leagues to come out.

Martin made the announcement on social media Friday before the Loons were to host a Pride Night at home against Dallas. He said he’s been out for years with family, friends and teammates and “received only kindness and acceptance from everyone in Major League Soccer”.

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