World Cup stars Sam Kerr and Chloe Logarzo have shared their stories as gay members of the Matildas' World Cup squad.
The Matildas captain has used the limelight from her side's 3-2 comeback win over Brazil to expose the homophobic attacks that her team receives.
The star striker provided Australian sport with a fresh iconic battle cry after their success in Montpellier: "There was a lot of critics talking about us but we're back, so suck on that one."
Following up with a similarly impassioned "we don't listen to the haters", Kerr's authenticity showed the mood of the moment inside the Matildas' dressing room.
In camp, the Matildas have made known their distaste for opinions that linked their capitulation against Italy to the tumultuous coaching switch from Alen Stajcic to Ante Milicic.
To understand the Matildas as subordinate to a coach is to misread the room; the Australian national women's football team has always been a player-led environment.
They have continued to express, to some deaf ears, they were happy under Milicic and buying into his game plan.
But the morning after their 'miracle in Montpellier', Kerr took aim at a new class of hater; the trolls and the homophobes.
The 25-year-old screen-captured one example of abuse, Tweeting it alongside a message: "For people getting upset about there being 'no' haters".
For people getting upset about there being ‘no’ haters pic.twitter.com/rt4yVMIl2h— Sam Kerr (@samkerr1) June 14, 2019
Several in the Matildas camp are 'out and proud'. Others keep their private lives private, as is their right.
Kerr made no secret of her long-term partner, club teammate Nikki Stanton, but she'd never made a coming out splash.
That is, until a Nike-commissioned advertisement landed two months ago in which she talked lovingly of Stanton, their life together, and the American's unwavering support as she recuperated from a knee injury.
"No, it wasn't (my big 'coming out' moment). It was the first time publicly talking about it," she told AAP.
"It was just a small part of the story and everyone kind of latched on to that part and I was like, 'I didn't even think about that'.
"If I was to have a coming out moment, I guess it would be like that, really subtle. But everyone thought it was kind of cool, because it just happened subtly and organically, naturally."
Chloe Logarzo, voted player of the match in Australia's 3-2 stunner over Brazil, is another Matilda that makes no bones about her sexuality.