The Hill reports:
The NFL on Tuesday announced that it is matching Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib’s $100,000 donation to an LGBT organization, a day after the defensive lineman made history by becoming the first active league player to come out as gay.
“The NFL is supporting Raiders DE Carl Nassib by matching his donation with a $100,000 contribution to the Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth,” the league said in a Tuesday statement.
The NFL said in the statement shared on social media that it is committed to “year-long efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion,” adding that “we proudly support the LGBTQ+ community.”
We stand beside you, Carl.
— NFL (@NFL) June 22, 2021
Thank you Carl Nassib for creating a wave of support for LGBTQ youth by living your truth and supporting our life-saving work 🧡
— The Trevor Project (@TrevorProject) June 22, 2021