NFL player Carl Nassib made history Monday by announcing that he’s gay.
The Las Vegas Raiders defensive end posted a video from his home in Pennsylvania revealing his sexual orientation and said he’s been meaning to announce for a long time.
“I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know that I’m really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important,” he said in the video.
Nassib, 28, thanked his family, coaches and teammates for the support through the years and said he “was greeted with the utmost respect and acceptance.”
He also used his post to promote awareness for suicide prevention in the LGTBQ community. Nassib said he was donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project, which is an organization for suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth. He encouraged others to donate as well.
The Raiders responded to the post with heart emojis.
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