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Carl Nassib is the First Active NFL Player to Announce Hes Gay

Tags: Carl Nassib, Las Vegas Raiders, LGBTQ, NFL.
Posted on 23 June 2021 by "T".

Carl Nassib, a Las Vegas Raiders defensive end, has become the first active NFL player to come out as gay.

The 28-year-old made his announcement via an Instagram post on Monday, during the LGBTQ Pride Month, which included a video message.

Nassib started, "What's up people? I'm at my house here in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I've got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for."

"I'm a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I'm not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that one day, videos like this and the whole coming out process are not necessary, but until then I will do my best and my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting and compassionate."

In March 2020, Nassib signed a 3-year, $25 million contract with the Raiders.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed his pride in Nassib's brave confession.

"The NFL family is proud of Carl for courageously sharing his truth today. Representation matters. We share his hope that someday soon statements like his will no longer be newsworthy as we march toward full equality for the LGBTQ+ community. We wish Carl the best of luck this coming season."

Nassib is the first-ever active player to come out publicly as gay in NFL history, although many players have come out after they retired.

Nassib has teamed up with The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to LGBTQ youth under the age of 25. He initially made a donation of $100,000, saying, "They're an incredible organization, they're the No. 1 suicide-prevention service for LGBTQ youth in America. And they're truly doing incredible things. And I'm very excited to be a part of it, help in any way that I can and I'm really pumped to see what the future holds."

The organization thanked Nassib, saying in a statement that his donation will help "scale our life-saving crisis services to reach the more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth who seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S."



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2 comments on "Carl Nassib is the First Active NFL Player to Announce Hes Gay"

 dule-vu23/06/2021 23:34:10 GMT
well there is not much to say about this news and its more about his sexual orientation then about sport!we all have our opinion about this,its just will somebody will write it or not!just wonder what would happen if somebody make video his heterosexual orientation,would be also normal and good!?for me there are so much talk about lgbt situation,even that is thing for every person and not for public!
 CALICUL24/06/2021 13:56:37 GMT
This player's life does not interest me, because he is not the only gay man in the world of sports. That kind of people are enough on this planet and what they do with their bodies... it's just their problem(s). I'm not interested in their choices.

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