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Josh Cavallo has proposed to his partner at an Adelaide stadium

Josh Cavallo got engaged to his partner Leighton

Adelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo has surprised his partner Leighton Morrell with a marriage proposal on the soccer field. Josh posted photos to Instagram of the beautiful moment on the empty pitch at Coopers Stadium in Josh’s hometown of Adelaide. The out soccer player wrote that he was “starting this year with my fiancee” and …

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Josh Cavallo names and shames trolls sending him abuse

Australian soccer player Josh Cavallo has named and shamed some of the trolls still sending him death threats and hateful abuse two years after he came out as gay. Posting to Instagram, the Adelaide United player wrote, “I share my life via this social media platform to help individuals grow around the world. “To feel …

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Josh Cavallo wants ‘criminal’ trolls punished for threats

Soccer player Josh Cavallo says he sadly still receives “countless and endless” homophobic death threats two years after coming out and wants criminal punishments for the trolls responsible. Josh Cavallo came out as gay in October 2021, in a historic first for his sport. In a new Instagram post this week, the Adelaide United player …

Josh Cavallo poses with his boyfriend in new Instagram birthday photos

Josh Cavallo cuddles his partner in new birthday photos

Josh Cavallo has shared cute photos to Instagram with his boyfriend Leighton as they both celebrated Josh’s birthday together this week. The openly gay Adelaide United footballer turned 24 on Monday. Last night, Josh shared some photos of him and Leighton together, including the pair of them dressed up for a party, as well as …

Josh Cavallo's jersey is in a new Pride Showcase in the Australian Sports Museum

‘An honour’: Josh Cavallo immortalised in Australian Sports Museum

Openly gay soccer player Josh Cavallo’s rainbow Pride Game jersey is now on display at the Australian Sports Museum in a new tribute to queer Aussie athletes. The Adelaide soccer player made history in October 2021 when he came out, becoming the first openly gay male footballer in the top division. Less than six months …

Josh Cavallo wears rainbow shirt for Adelaide United and A-League Pride Round

Josh Cavallo lived out of his car before life-changing news

Before soccer star Josh Cavallo signed with his A-League club Adelaide United, he says he was broke and living out of his car. At the time, the gay footballer was playing for the under-20s Australian national team, the Young Socceroos. But his then-coach urged Josh to leave his hometown Melbourne and drive to Adelaide for …

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Josh Cavallo cheers pro footballer Jakub Jankto for coming out

Pro Czech Republic soccer player Jakub Jankto has shared that he’s gay, prompting Aussie star Josh Cavallo to cheer, “Welcome to the family”. Czech Republic international Jakub Jankto plays for Sparta Prague. This week he shared his sexuality in a Twitter video, now viewed over 4 million times. “Like everybody else, I have my strengths, …

Josh Cavallo holding up his hands in a love heart on a post criticising FIFA

‘Lost my respect’: Josh Cavallo blasts FIFA over ‘draconian’ ban

Gay Australian footballer Josh Cavallo has slammed FIFA over its decision to ban players from wearing rainbow-coloured armbands during the World Cup in Qatar. Qatar is hosting the international sporting event, which began at the weekend. But the event has put the spotlight on Qatar’s anti-gay laws, punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years …

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Josh Cavallo marks one year since he came out as gay in moving post

Australian gay soccer player Josh Cavallo has marked the one-year anniversary of his trailblazing coming out video in a moving post. Last October, the Adelaide United player became the only openly gay footballer at the top level of the sport, opening up about his sexuality in a video that went around the world. This week, …

Josh Cavallo and the 2022 Qatar World Cup chief executive Nasser Al Khater

‘World is watching’: Josh Cavallo’s warning to World Cup host Qatar

Australian gay soccer player Josh Cavallo has called out World Cup host Qatar on its anti-gay laws and urged sport leaders to consider a country’s LGBTIQ+ rights stance before awarding hosting rights of major events. Qatar is hosting the 2022 World Cup, from November 20 to December 18. The country criminalises homosexual activity with prison …

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