Today marks the one year anniversary since Swedish pro soccer player Anton Hysén came out publicly to the media.

The first male pro player to come out in 21 years, Hysén remains the only out man to take the field professionally.

Thank you for your courage in this past year Anton, and thank you for being a good friend to gay4soccer. Hopefully our wait won’t be another two decades for the next out man to play the game professionally, and hopefully we will see you or someone else out play in MLS very soon.

Anton Hysén: Gay Person of the Year