Are All The Matildas Gay? The Matildas made huge headlines with the release of their documentary, ‘The World At Our Feet’. The documentary covered not only the on-field life of the players but also, went on and beyond their personal lives and feelings. In the documentary, various players were seen embracing their sexuality and setting up new standards for the sports world.
Since the documentary got released, there has been usurping hype about the private lives of Matilda players. Fans and critics have been wondering about their personal and especially love lives, curious about how many Matildas are gay and how many are straight.
We’ve got it all covered for you. Sit back tight and read this article till the end to uncover if all the Matildas are gay. If not, how many are straight?
Are All The Matildas Gay?
No, all the Matildas are not gay. Many of the players did come out to embrace their sexuality and represent their true selves in front of the world. But this does not mean that every player in the team is Gay. The team is a safe place for queer members but that is not true that all members of the team need to be a part of the queer community.
We can argue that the rest of the team form great allies. We also need to understand that this directly indicates the absence of homophobia in the team and this is a great achievement looking at the situation of the sports world outside.
List of LGBTQ+ Matildas Players
The 29-year-old goalkeeper of the Austrian Matildas and a renowned gem of West Ham United made her relationship with another player from West Ham United public in early 2023. She is in a relationship with Kristy Smith.
She plays as a defender for Matildas and Lyon and made her debut in the national team in 2015 at the age of 15. Following this, Carpenter became the youngest player ever to compete in the Olympic Games. She is currently in a relationship with her Lyon teammate Daniëlle van de Donk.
The 24-year-old midfielder who plays for Matildas and the US club Racing Louisville confirmed that she has been in a romantic relationship with Erin Clout, a player relations manager for Professional Footballers Australia, since 2019.
The captain of Australia’s Matldas who also plays as a forward for Chelsea, Kerr, has confirmed to be in a relationship with the US national team member Kristie Mewis. In their relationship, Mewis told Gaffer–
“I think just being out and being two girls in love, I think if we can change one or two people’s lives and the way that they feel about each other and how comfortable they feel, then that means a lot to me. I love to share my relationship on social media. So I think if we can change the way one or two people feel about themselves, they can look at us and see that we’re happy and we’re trying to be as successful as we can and we’re an out gay couple. I think that that’s so important.”
The Matildas striker, Simon, who also plays for Tottenham Hotspur and is known as the first Indigenous Australian footballer to score a goal in a FIFA Women’s World Cup, is in a relationship with Reading FC defender Faye Bryson. She told Elle Australia about the love and support she received from the team on coming out.
“I did have like-minded teammates who had similar or the same experiences as I did, whether it was parents who were, you know, welcoming with that news or that experience, or whether it was the opposite. o, I think I probably found people who were going through the same thing, which gave me a little bit of comfort with that, even though it didn’t go down as smoothly as I would hope in my own home life.”
The defender and winger for Australia’s Matildas and Sydney FC confirmed to be in a relationship with her Sydney FC teammate Charlotte Mclean.
Emily told her story of coming out and embracing her sexual orientation in the Disney+ documentary Matildas: The World At Our Feet. She told about the struggles she faced when telling her family about it. She also revealed that she is engaged to Temica Sayer who has been her partner for the last eight years.
The 28-year-old Matildas midfielder who also made her place in the Australian Culb Western United announced her engagement to the former Washington teammate McKenzie Berryhil in 2021. In an interview with ABC, she revealed about the struggles of queer players in sports.
“What I want to do is normalize being gay. Because it is; it’s normal. I don’t think about being with a woman any differently than a heterosexual relationship. Love is love to me. This shouldn’t be about how you look or how you act. I want to break down the stereotypes of that. Do you have to look a certain way? Do you need a shaved head and flying the rainbow flag? Is that what’s necessary to be part of the community? No. I don’t want people to put us in boxes; that’s not what it’s about.”