“Just want to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” he says casually in the video. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest.”
He goes on to say, “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.”
In the video, Nassib pledges a $100,000 donation to The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth.
Nassib’s video announcement came accompanied by a short written statement, in which the Raiders player wishes fans a happy Pride Month. He also writes that he has “agonized” over this moment for the last 15 years.
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