Raiders DE Carl Nassib Becomes the First Active Player to Announce That He’s Gay

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SJ - June 21, 2021

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out as gay.  The veteran made the announcement on Instagram while also announcing a $100,000 donation to The Trevor Project.

"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."


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Good for Carl.  I agree with him, hopefully we get to a point one day when it doesn't matter, but being the first active NFL player to come out is a pretty big deal.

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