Motion ref. S6M-06075
Gala Fairydean Rovers Striker, Zander Murray, Becomes First Scottish Senior Men’s Football Player to Come Out as Gay
Submitted by: Tess White, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, September 30, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Brian Whittle
That the Parliament commends Gala Fairydean Rovers striker, Zander Murray, who, it understands, recently became the first Scottish senior men’s football player to come out as gay; understands that the Lowland League player followed in the footsteps of Scottish Football Association referees, Craig Napier and Lloyd Wilson, who came out in the summer of 2022; notes that Zander has received widespread support from his teammates and the wider football community since the announcement, and applauds Zander for what it sees as him playing his part in breaking down barriers in men’s football as the sport seeks to become more open, inclusive, and diverse.