The LGBTQ+ community is proud and visible at the Women's World Cup

New Zealand striker Hannah Wilkinson has helped the Women's World Cup reach two milestones.

In the opening match of the tournament against Norway, he won with his 48th-minute goal.

Hannah Wilkinson gave co-hosts Football Ferns their first win in six visits to the Women's World Cup.

According to reports, he is one of at least 95 members of the LGBTQ+ community competing in this year's tournament.

The Women's World Cup has 95 participants out of a total of 736 players, more than double the 40 players and coach outsports counted in 2019.

The 2023 tournament is hosting Canada's Quinn, the first openly trans and non-binary player at the Women's World Cup.

Freeman said, "It's just an ad hoc, fun culture of women's football that you're seeing at this World Cup."