NFL uses Carl Nassib to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion, scoring big points in the process
The NFL reaches nearly 30 million fans on Instagram. And over the weekend, the league used its almighty reach to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion.
That’s pretty awesome!
The NFL and The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, is extending its partnership through 2024. The Trevor Project will provide LGBTQ+ inclusive programming and training to the NFL, while the league pledges to continue its annual donation of $100,000.
The two entities first teamed up in 2021, when Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to publicly come out as gay.
Nassib, who retired last summer, was featured on the NFL’s page Saturday.
“It’s been so inspiring to work with The Trevor Project to support LGBTQ youth mental health,