Carl Nassib’s football team just did something beautiful / Queerty

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Carl Nassib’s Las Vegas Raiders football team has announced it will donate $100,000 to LGBTQ suicide prevention organization, the Trevor Project.

The sum matches the amount Nassib himself said he was donating to the organization when he announced last summer via an Instagram video that he was gay. His coming out made him the NFL’s first active gay player.

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“The Raiders are proud to match Carl’s generous donation to support The Trevor Project and the important work this organization does to serve the LGBTQ community,” Raiders President Dan Ventrelle said in a statement to Outsports.

“Diversity, equality and inclusion are core values ​​of the Las Vegas Raiders, and we appreciate the efforts Carl and The Trevor Project have made to advance these principles.”

The Raiders also released a video of Carl Nassib reflecting on his coming out.

“It was a really exciting day for me,” Nassib said of his assignment. “I wanted to do this for a very long time. I wanted to be in a place where I felt totally comfortable, totally confident to give a voice to the people who needed it the most.

“I was with my friends and family and it was definitely a stressful thing to do, but we were really excited to spread the message of The Trevor Project to bring visibility and representation to the NFL, sports, and we did it for young people, for the children most in difficulty. This is what excites me the most and to be able to say that I have helped them is absolutely incredible.

Commenting on the Raiders’ donation, Nassib added that it was “amazing. I didn’t expect them to be up to par and I think it’s magnificent.

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The video also included fellow Raiders player Alec Ingold talking about Nassib’s exit. He said: “My first reaction was ‘Wow, good for him,'” Ingold said.

“And then he started to realize how huge it was for so many other people looking for that voice, that plan. And for Carl to have the courage to do that, it took a little while. to understand the magnitude of what he has done.

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