Tuesday, June 22, 2021


These types of firsts are, fortunately, less and less newsworthy, but there are still some places where being first is a lot harder than being second.
On Monday, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active N.F.L. player to publicly declare that he is gay.

“I just want to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” Nassib said in a video posted to his Instagram account. “Sadly, I have agonized over this moment for the last 15 years,” he wrote in the same post.