MLS Player David Testo Comes out of the Closet



There are openly gay former players within some of the four major sports, but no player has come out of the closet while still being a member of an active roster. We came much closer when current Phoenix Suns CEO and team president came out.

And now former MLS player David Testo, who was very recently a part of the soccer league, has come out.

According to ESPN:

The former Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder tells CBC Radio-Canada that teammates knew he was gay and accepted him, but he was afraid to go public until now.

“It’s like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself,” Testo told CBC.

The 30-year-old player from North Carolina says he feels more confident and mature and now is ready to speak openly.

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