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Carl Nassib Is The First Active NFL Player To Come Out As Gay

Nassib announced that he is gay in an Instagram post. He quickly gained support in the football community, with encouraging statements from teammates, coaches, and even the NFL commissioner. Nassib’s team, the Las Vegas Raiders, posted their support on Twitter with black hearts. In his announcement, Nassib pledged $100,000 to The Trevor Project, a crisis hotline for the LGBTQ+ community to prevent suicides. Nassib is the first NFL player to come out as gay, but he hopes his representation in the sport will inspire equality for all gay athletes.

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