Carl Nassib Becomes The First NFL Player To Come Out As Gay While Actively Playing

“I actually hope that 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. They’re an incredible organization, they’re the number one 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, to help in any way that I can, I’m really pumped to see what the future holds.”

Instagram; pictured above is what Carl had to say about the Trevor Project

“That’s all I have for you guys, I hope you have a great day, work hard.”

Here are a few responses left on Carl’s post from the NFL, Carl’s team, and one of his teammates below to him coming out.

“The NFL family is proud of Carl for courageously sharing his truth today,” Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, said about Carl coming out.

“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.”

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