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NFL Declares ‘Football is Gay, Football is Lesbian…Football is Queer’

By Craig Bannister | June 28, 2021 | 4:33pm EDT
L.A. Raiders' Carl Nassib
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In a video celebrating Pride Month, the National Football League (NFL) declares that football is all things LGBTQ.

On Monday, the NFL posted a video to its official Twitter page proclaiming in capital letters that “FOOTBALL IS,” among other things:

  • "GAY”
  • “LESBIAN”
  • “BEAUTIFUL”
  • “QUEER”
  • “TRANSGENDER"
  • “BISEXUAL”

“If you love this game, you are welcome here. Football is for all. Football is for everyone. The NFL stands by the LGBTQ+ community today and every day,” the tweet introducing the video says, before inviting readers to visit the website of a charity supported by the league’s first openly-gay active player, Carl Nassib.

Last week, Nassib, a defensive end for the Los Angeles Raiders, announced he is gay.

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