Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib (Carl Nassib) on Monday The first active NFL player is gay.
Two days ago, the Washington spirit forward Kumi Yokoyama appears as a transgender male, Who uses them/their pronouns.
In the process of becoming two outstanding athletes who came out publicly, both were praised by President Joe Biden, who said on Twitter on Tuesday that he was “proud of your courage” and added “because of You, countless children around the world have seen themselves today with a new perspective.”
To Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama – Two outstanding and inspiring athletes who played this week: I am proud of your courage. Because of you, countless children all over the world see themselves in a whole new light today.
-President Biden (@POTUS) June 23, 2021
Yokoyama once said in an interview on YouTube that they felt they needed to come out in Japan, but after living in the United States and Germany, they felt they could come out publicly. Yokoyama underwent top-level surgery, but said in an interview that they will have to wait until the end of their football career before doing further surgery.
Yokoyama said: “When my girlfriend said that I had no reason to hide, I was really shocked.” “Coming out is not something I am passionate about, but if I think about my future life, a closed life will be more difficult. So I found the courage to come out.”
Nasibu posted on Instagram on Monday that although he is a private person, he wants to provide “representation and visibility.”
Nassib is the first active NFL player to appear as a homosexual. Michael Sam is the first openly gay football player to be selected to an NFL team, but he has never been selected to a team’s 53-man roster.
“I actually hope that one day, there is no need for a video like this and the whole process of coming out,” Nasibu said. “But until then, I will do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture of acceptance and compassion.”
Both athletes came out with support.Yokoyama received support messages from other football players, including Tori Huster, Chairman of NWSLPA, with Their team. Nassib’s statement was supported by the government National Football League, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, And Sam, he thanks Nassib “Have your truth.”