The NFL It has been a league 100% committed to inclusion, and annually they launch their campaigns for the integration of minorities. The league has announced through a video on its official networks its initiative of the National Day to Come Out of the Closet (Comming Out Day). Several former players and active figures have participated in the American football league initiative.
LGBT History Month begins, and the NFL has announced its initiatives to promote the inclusion of community players. The league confirmed for this Sunday, October 11, the National Day to Come Out of the Closet, and the Day of the LGBT Spirit for next Thursday. This in association with the GLAAD foundations and The Trevor Project.
In addition to encouraging football players who have not dared to reveal their sexual orientation, the NFL it also valued the community audience. Jonathan Beane, the league’s director of diversity, publicly referred to those fans. «The LGBTQ community is an important audience for our sport and a fundamental part of the family of the NFL«.
“We continually strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all” added the director of the NFL. Likewise, it was announced that, during this month of October, the streaming platform, NFL Network and the official networks of the organization will be used to transmit awareness and inclusion content for the LGBT community.
The league has not only launched its message of inclusion as an organization, but has also added great stars (active and retired) from the NFL to show your support for the community. Former players Wade davis, Ryan O’Callaghan, Ryan Russell and Jeff Rohrer, as well as active players Anthony Barr, Calais Campbell, Rob Gronkowski, Anthony Harrs, Marlon Humphrey, DeAndre Hopkins, Jarvis Landy and Dalton Risner appear in the video.