GAY TIMES JANUARY 2019 • COLLIN MARTIN

Professional footballer for Minnesota United Collin Martin made the courageous decision to speak publicly about his sexuality. In conversation with his fellow openly gay footballer Robbie Rogers, Collin discusses how he feels after finally taking a leap of faith and his thoughts on how sports can become a more inclusive environment for queer people.

“One of the cool things about soccer is that it's such a multi-cultural sport so you're going to have people that have different religions, different backgrounds, completely different educational experiences growing up, and so you have to take that with a grain of salt. Within each locker room that I’ve been in, there was certain guys that might have been further behind in terms of acceptance than others, but for the most part, I think even when there were some misunderstandings, there was always respect.”

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