Carl Nassib came out on Monday as the first active gay NFL player. Since the announcement, he has received a flood of support from the public and the NFL just made a substantial move to show their support as well.
Carl Nassib Posts in Support of The Trevor Project
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib proudly shared his truth this week and as a result his jersey sales have shot up to the best-seller in the league. The public is heavily supporting Nassib as he came out and announced his $100,000 donation to The Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project is the number one organization in the nation for crisis and suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth. The all-around support for Nassib has been great and watching other celebrities, players, and fans react has been very positive.
NFL Matches Nassib's Donation
The NFL has sparked lots of controversy surrounding inclusion and equity in the past (Colin Kaepernick faced a ton of backlash in the league). The league matched Nassib's donation on Tuesday and the statement on "diversity, equity, and inclusion" was positive despite the league's troubled history with these topics.
NFL Players and Athletes React to Carl Nassib Coming Out
Awesome moment. Spreading the love to the @TrevorProject very classy move. ❤️ https://t.co/pOWGsvRMUW— Julian Edelman (@Julian Edelman)1624316601.0
Much respect brudda ✊🏾 https://t.co/1G2ewVOWje— Saquon Barkley (@Saquon Barkley)1624313797.0
The ability to live an authentic life is so important. Sending love and support to Carl Nassib of the @Raiders, w… https://t.co/Yd3QBRHii4— Billie Jean King (@Billie Jean King)1624317091.0
Celebrities React to Carl Nassib Coming Out
It took me until I was in my late 60s to come out. Such is the power of the closet. And I know what it’s like to ha… https://t.co/TL3d55NUjR— George Takei (@George Takei)1624324694.0
As long as they helped us win and were great teammates- their sexual preference was never a issue.. We live in a… https://t.co/oaKwnOTzfs— Warren Moon (@Warren Moon)1624326213.0
major. no gay guide needed! thank you Carl Nassib for leading with courage & compassion, & for supporting the life-… https://t.co/eHQHCOO2Fa— tyler oakley (@tyler oakley)1624322004.0
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