Josh said the response to his announcement has been amazing ... and has caused him to ask himself "why have I been hiding this burden for so long?"
"I want to show all the other people that are struggling and that are scared -- whoever it may be -- that, don't act like someone you're not," Cavallo added. "Be yourself. You were meant to be yourself."
Top teams and orgs all over the globe have thrown their support behind Cavallo in the wake of his announcement ... with the Premier League saying in a tweet, "The footballing world is behind you and we wish you all the very best."
The footballing world is behind you and we wish you all the very best ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜