NFL star Carl Nassib has announced a new donation of $100k to the Trevor Project.
Back in 2021, the 29-year-old sent shockwaves through the sports community when he came out as gay in a heartfelt social media post.
Since coming out, Nassib has used his platform to give back to the LGBTQ+ community with his multiple donations to The Trevor Project.
With it being a year since he uploaded his monumental coming-out video, the free-agent player has announced another generous pledge to the LGBTQ+ mental health organisation via Instagram video.
“I want to wish everybody a happy Pride Month. I also want to remind people why Pride is important to me,” he said.
“Out there right now there’s a kid saying that I’d rather be dead than be gay. And that’s why I’m partnering again with The Trevor Project and matching all donations up to $100,000.
“I really hope you guys join me in supporting this awesome organisation and supporting these young kids.”
Shortly after his inspirational video, CEO & executive director Amit Paley of The Trevor Project praised Nassib for his pledge.
“We’re so grateful to Carl for his public commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ youth mental health,” Paley said.
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“Carl has inspired others to live their own truth, donate to The Trevor’s Project life-saving mission, and to accept and support the LGBTQ+ people in their lives.
“Our research has found that over 80 percent of youth said that celebrities who are LGBTQ+ positively impact how they feel about being LGBTQ+. We need more champions like Carl who empower LGBTQ+ young people and help them see a bright future for themselves.”
Nassib’s recent donation comes a few months after his former team, the Las Vegas Raiders, donated $100,000 to The Trevor Project to match the player’s donation.
On 1 March, the president of the Raiders, Dan Ventrelle, announced the generous pledge in a statement.
“The Raiders are proud to match Carl’s generous donation to support The Trevor Project and the important work this organisation is doing to serve the LGBTQ+ community,” he said.
“Diversity, equality, and inclusion are core values of the Las Vegas Raiders, and we appreciate that both Carl and The Trevor Project have put toward advancing these principles.”
You can donate to The Trevor Project here.