This Gay Australian Footballer Is Hoping For A New Kind Of Victory

1438326286494Jason Ball, the first openly gay Australian rules footballer, has announced he’ll be running for the federal seat of Higgins in the next national election.

But it won’t be an easy win.

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Ball will run with the Green party and challenge two fellow progressives, including another gay candidate and the incumbent who currently enjoys a 10 point lead in the polls.

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The Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, says Ball will give the safe Liberal seat a “good shake” at the next federal election.

“If we don’t get over the line this time around, beware the next election,” Di Natale told ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday.

Best of luck, Jason: