Carl Nassib made history on Monday after he came out as the first active openly gay NFL player.
The Las Vegas Raiders defensive end took to Instagram and posted a video where he shared:
I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can 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.
Carl Nassib also announced his plans to donate $100,000 to the Trevor Project, “the No. 1 suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth in America.”
Watch the video below:
The Las Vegas Raiders took to Twitter to show their love and support of Carl sharing his truth.
Be Free. Be Happy. Be You.