Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made waves back in June when he announced that he’s gay via Instagram. That lit up social media, with Nassib getting plenty of praises from even people who have zero interest in football. 

It was also a watershed moment for the NFL as there had been no player before Nassib who came out as gay while still active on an NFL roster. For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, Nassib is the furthest away from being a distraction for the team, saying also that he has not observed anything negative in the locker room with regards to having a teammate who’s part of the LGBT community.