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Grace Wilson becomes Australia’s 1st pro soccer player to come out as nonbinary

Grace Wilson just broke new ground in Australia, becoming the first A-League soccer player in the country to come out as nonbinary.

The Adelaide United Football Club threw its support behind the goalkeeper by helping them share the announcement with the world on the club’s official website and Instagram page, alongside a conversation with Pride Cup’s Holly Ransom about what being nonbinary means.

“It simply just means that my gender, and my perception of gender doesn’t fit into the Western standards of man or woman. And so, for me, personally, I don’t really feel like I’m anywhere near that,” Wilson said.

Wilson, who is also a member of the Young Matildas national soccer team for players under the age of 20, shared that they received a warm reception from their teammates upon opening up about their identity.

“The girls were lovely about it and I got a hug…

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