New NFL ad says 'Football is gay' in support of LGBTQ community The NFL on Monday released a new Pride Month ad saying “Football is gay” in support of the LGBTQ community. NFL shares video declaring ‘football is gay’ in response to player coming out‘LGBTQ+ youth with at least one accepting adult have 40 per cent lower risk of attempting suicide,’ NFL video says as league announces support for gay players NFL proudly declares 'football is gay' after Carl Nassib's historic coming outThe National Football League (NFL) has come out swinging for LGBT+ rights by declaring "football is gay" after Carl Nassib came out. NFL to match Carl Nassib's $100,000 donation to LGBT organizationThe NFL on Tuesday announced that it is matching Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib’s $100,000 donation to an LGBT organization, a day after the defensive lineman made history by becoming the first active league player to come out as gay. Carl Nassib's jersey becomes top seller after NFL player comes out as gayLas Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib has the top-selling jersey in the NFL, with sales spiking after he came out as gay earlier this week. Nassib opens door for gay players but many locker rooms still closedWhen Las Vegas Raiders' defensive end Carl Nassib came out as the first gay active National Football League player it opened a door for the LGBTQ community but also exposed a lack of inclusiveness in professional sport locker rooms.