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First active US football player comes out
Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders announces he is gay, pledges $100,000 to Trevor Project

Paul Gutierrez - ESPN Staff Writer - 06/22/2021

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.

Nassib, 28, made the announcement in an Instagram post.

"What's up people?" Nassib posted. "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 really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that like one day, videos like this and the whole coming-out process are just not necessary. But until then, I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting, that's compassionate and I'm going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project."

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ+ community. It commended Nassib's announcement, saying in a statement that his donation will help it "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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This may be a bit off topic but I’ve never been able to get my head around organised male sport and it’s homophobia given I’ve had a number of prominent football players, an olympic wrestler, three members of the Indian cricket team et al bite the pillow for me. Not that all of them were worth the effort. One I recal, an Australian Rules Football player (built like a brick shit-house as we say in Oz) bit the pillow whilst eating an apple mubbling something like ‘Fuck me silly mate’ lying there like a dead fish. Boring, Boring, Boring. Maybe he thought he was God’s gift to fairies?
The Human Race is Insane.

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