Former Australian footballer Lachlan Beaton shares agony of coming out in touching video

'Our political leaders can end this now. All it will take is a little bit of courage… courage to make #Equallove a right', he says in the video which appeals to Australian MPs to support marriage equality

Lachlan Beaton’s moving video in which the former Australian footballer revealed how his efforts to keep his sexual orientation a secret from his family and football club caused him engage in destructive habits for 12 years has made the press in Australia.

The Herald Sun reported that Beaton, who coached at Uni Blacks until his move to the US last month, is one of few footballers of any level to publicly come out as gay and ‘yet the statistics tell us his story of suffering is echoed across every community and sporting club.’ See more