LGBTQ people have long become a part of football, and it’s in no small part to these trailblazers, just like the one that Nassib is becoming.
He couldn’t imagine living as an openly gay man and planned to commit suicide. When he found the courage to come out, he found support in unexpected places.
Dave Kopay made headlines in 1975 when he became the first NFL payer and one of the first professional athletes to come out. His autobiography, now in its fifth printing, was a New York Times best seller.