On June 21, 2021, in time for Pride Month, defensive lineman Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders announced he is gay. He is the first openly gay player in NFL history.
Jun 21, 2021, 5:00pm PDT
Carl Nassib, Tampa Bay Bucs headed to the NFL Playoffs
The out gay player has made the Playoffs for the second year with a second team.
September 11, 2022
Las Vegas LGBTQ Center to present Carl Nassib with Hero Award
Although he no longer plays for the Raiders, Nassib’s barrier-breaking role as an out gay football player has helped him remain a hero in Vegas.
September 8, 2022
Meet the 16 out gay and bi football players in the NFL’s 103-year history
Carl Nassib is the first to ever play a down as openly gay, but the rest are still trailblazers.
August 22, 2022
Carl Nassib met the media and most of the questions were about football, not being gay. Hooray for that.
It was refreshing that Nassib’s meeting with the media was focused on football, not whom he sleeps with.
August 15, 2022
Carl Nassib signing could be one of the most important moments in LGBT — and NFL — history
By signing Carl Nassib, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a move whose impact may be felt for years.
July 28, 2022
Carl Nassib hopes his new app connects volunteers to nonprofits
The NFL player unveils app as a way to connect people who want to volunteer and for nonprofits to find new donors.
July 14, 2022
As NFL training camps approach, where will Carl Nassib play?
NFL training camps start July 20-26. What team will land Carl Nassib?
March 1, 2022
Carl Nassib: Coming out ‘was a stressful thing to do’ but also exciting
The Raiders lineman speaks about the value of coming out and the importance of the Raiders contributing to the Trevor Project.
February 10, 2022
Carl Nassib recognized as trailblazer at NFL Honors show
The NFL honored the impact Nassib had as the league’s first openly gay active player.
January 15, 2022
Carl Nassib’s season over as Raiders fall to Bengals in playoffs
Outsports is tracking the game-by-game performance of Raiders lineman Carl Nassib, the NFL’s first out gay player.
December 27, 2021
Three gay football players featured in NFL Network segment on Carl Nassib
‘NFL 360’ profiles five LGBTQ people with a sports background, including three openly gay football players, on the impact of Nassib coming out.
November 11, 2021
Carl Nassib lit up his Instagram story with hearts and his boyfriend
The Las Vegas Raiders lineman is showing off his man.
November 2, 2021
When I searched Twitter for Carl Nassib, why did it show me a gay sex act?
I have questions about Twitter’s algorithm when I searched for the Raiders lineman.
September 13, 2021
Carl Nassib forces game-winning fumble as Raiders win first-ever NFL game with out gay player
Hollywood couldn’t have written a better ending than this game for Nassib, the Raiders and the LGBTQ community.
September 13, 2021
Gay and bi former NFL players excited to see Carl Nassib take the field for Raiders
Those who came before Carl Nassib as gay NFL players, will be among his biggest cheerleaders Monday night.
August 31, 2021
Carl Nassib makes Raiders roster, first openly gay player in NFL history
Carl Nassib will be on the Raiders’ opening day roster and make NFL history in the process.
August 13, 2021
Here’s the craziest ‘media circus’ photo you’ll see at Carl Nassib’s first game Saturday
Carl Nassib coming out was a 3-day story. It continues to be just that as the Raiders host the Seahawks.
August 4, 2021
There’s an openly gay player in the NFL preseason and nobody cares
Why the media yawning over Carl Nassib at the Las Vegas Raiders camp is ultimately a good thing.
July 13, 2021
Raiders’ Derek Carr had no idea Carl Nassib was gay
Raiders quarterback voices his total support for his teammate who came out publicly as gay.
June 29, 2021
This is how much money the Trevor Project has raised since Carl Nassib came out
The suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth has raised at least $300,000 in committed contributions over the last week.
June 28, 2021
Bruce Smith says he had a gay Bills teammate, maybe 2, and accepted them
Bruce Smith is the latest Hall of Famer to express support for LGBTQ people, saying acceptance has been in NFL locker rooms for many years.
June 28, 2021
NFL says: ‘Football is gay. Football is queer. Football is accepting.’
The NFL has released a new video stating unequivocal support for LGBTQ fans, players and coaches.
June 25, 2021
Carl Nassib and Ashlyn Harris embody LGBTQ inclusion pillars of representation and activism
In an eventful 24 hours, Nassib breaks an NFL barrier by coming out while Harris stands up for Florida’s transgender community.
June 24, 2021
Carl Nassib will never have to prove he’s ‘good enough.’ He already has.
By waiting until he was an established player before coming out as gay, Nassib ensured he will have a legacy on the field.
June 23, 2021
NFL world embraces Carl Nassib coming out: ‘Much respect brudda’
Nassib says the support of his teammates made it possible for him to make history.