WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A week after Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib came out as gay, the NFL has released a new video voicing support to the LGBTQ+ community in honor of Pride month.
- The video, titled “Football is for everyone,” starts by declaring “Football is gay.”
- The league also promotes The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization that supports crisis intervention and helps prevent the suicide of LGBTQ+ youth.
The National Football League shows support for the LGBTQ community by releasing a video titled “Football is for everyone” in honor of Pride month.
On Monday, the league shared a 30-second video cycled through different words to describe the sport.
“Football is gay. Football is lesbian. Football is queer. Football is beautiful. Football is life. Football is exciting. Football is culture,” the video declared.
The NFL also announced its support for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth.
“If you love this game, you are welcome here. Football is for all. Football is for everyone,” the league wrote alongside the video on Twitter.
The league donated $100,000 to The Trevor Project last week. Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who also donated the same amount to the organization came out to the public as gay. He made history as the first active NFL player to do so.
The NFL added in a statement, “The NFL is committed to year-long efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community and will continue to work alongside the Trevor Project and our other community partners to further enhance our collective work and commitment to this space.”
The Trevor Project is a leading national organization offering crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under age 25 since 1998.
Nassib celebrated the donation, writing on his Instagram Story, “This is incredible. Thank you to everyone who has been donating to @trevorproject. Y’all are saving lives.”
Nassib came out in a video taken at his home in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He said, “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 I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest.”