Cape Breton Post
There have been some active pro athletes in the past who’ve been openly gay, but not many. And never in the NFL. A few NFL players did reveal they were gay after they retired.
As long as ignorance and discrimination are still out there, high-profile people proudly affirming they are gay sends an important — and glaringly obvious to many — message: Sexual orientation is irrelevant to a person’s worth or humanity.
In this region, for example, openly gay politicians like Seamus O’Regan of Newfoundland and Labrador, Scott Brison, Joanne Bernard and Cecil Clarke of Nova Scotia, and Wade MacLauchlan of P.E.I., Canada’s first openly gay premier, have helped reinforce the simple truth.
Let’s hope Nassib’s decision helps move the social yardsticks.