Pride Month

Celebrating Pride: Minnesota United's Collin Martin shares his experience

Collin Martin - Minnesota United FC - Pride flag

One year ago, on June 29, 2018, Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martinannounced to the world he is gay.

The second active MLS player to come out, after Robbie Rogers, Martin remains a pioneer, the only active male team sports athlete in the five American major leagues to be out at present.

On the anniversary of his announcement, Martin discusses the impact of his declaration, why it was time for him, and the response he received from people who needed to hear his message.

Check out Minnesota United's next game, at Allianz Field against FC Cincinnati on Saturday (4 pm ET | ESPN in US; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).