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NFL to match $100k donation from Carl Nassib to the Trevor Project

NFL to match $100k donation from Carl Nassib to the Trevor Project

The league is hoping the move will further support suicide prevention efforts for LGBTQ youth, and is part of a year-long effort on diversity and inclusion.

The National Football League announced Tuesday that it will now match a $ 100,000 donation that defensive end Carl Nassib made to the Trevor Project amid his announcement that he identifies as gay. 

The league said in a tweet Tuesday that it stands behind Nassib writing, “The NFL is committed to year-long efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion.” In the statement the league went on to say, “We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community and will continue to work alongside the Trevor Project and our other community partners to further enhance our collective work.”

As Outsports reported, Nassib is the first active NFL player in history to publicly come out as gay. 

Monday, Nassib released a video on Instagram announcing that he is gay. He also said that he would be donating $ 100,000 to the Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth crisis prevention service.

“I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” Nassib said in an Instagram video recorded from West Chester, Pennsylvania where he lives. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest.

“I really have the best life. I got the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for. I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know that I’m really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important.”

The Trevor Project was founded in 1998, by the makers of the short film “TREVOR,” which won an Academy Award. The project calls itself the “leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queen & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”

This post originally appeared on CBS8 – Sports

App shows support for Naomi Osaka with donation, offers to pay fines for other players

App shows support for Naomi Osaka with donation, offers to pay fines for other players

PARIS, France — An app that bills itself as helping with “sleep, relaxation and meditation” says it is showing support for Naomi Osaka by offering to pay fines for tennis players who don’t fulfill 2021 Grand Slam media obligations for mental health reasons.

Calm also tweeted Wednesday that it would donate $ 15,000 — the amount Osaka was fined for skipping her postmatch news conference at the French Open — to a group in France that it says works “in the mental health space.”

Osaka is a four-time major champion and the world’s No. 2-ranked tennis player who said she didn’t want to speak to the press at Roland Garros.

She revealed she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before meeting with the media and said she has “suffered long bouts of depression.”

This post originally appeared on CBS8 – Sports

Humble Bundle Abandons Plans To Remove Charity Donation Sliders

The Humble Nindie Bundle from 2015
The Humble Nindie Bundle from 2015 (Image: Nintendo Life)

Update [Fri 7th May, 2021 02:30 BST]: Following an outcry from Humble Bundle users, the digital storefront has decided it will now reinstate sliders and will roll out an updated design in the coming weeks to include sliders that “work exactly as they did” previously. Humble shared the following post on its website:

We recently announced our initial plan for redesigned bundle pages which would no longer include sliders that let customers fully control what percentage of their order went to Humble Bundle, charity and publishers/developers.

We’ve heard everyone loud and clear and apologize for the way these changes were rolled out. We are now taking a moment to pause, collect constructive feedback and be more transparent about the path forward.”

Today, we’ll be turning sliders back on for all customers on our bundle pages while we take more time to review feedback and consider sliders and the importance of customization for purchases on bundle pages in the long term.

In the coming weeks, we’ll roll out the updated design which will include sliders that work exactly as they did previously. Once the new design is live, we will continue to iterate on it, incorporating feedback from the community into its ongoing evolution.

Part of that future development will include exploring different approaches to the sliders and how splits work, along with new ways to incorporate charity into other parts of the user experience.

But we’re committed to sharing our plans and getting feedback from this incredible community beforehand to ensure any changes we make live up to our mission and values. If there’s one thing that’s clearer than ever, it’s how important the feedback is from the Humble community ahead of making big changes.

We’re just as committed to supporting charity as we were when we launched Humble Bundle. Be on the lookout for some updates soon, and thank you for your candid feedback and continued support.

Original article [Sun 25th Apr, 2021 12:45 BST]: Humble Bundle – the digital storefront which has offered bundles for Nintendo platforms in the past – has revealed it’s making some changes to its purchase process. This update will be rolled out in “late” May.

Slider bars will be replaced with toggles (aka pre-set options) which will effectively limit the amount of money customers can now donate to charity – capping donations at 15%. The rest will go to Humble and the publishers.

“Sliders will be replaced by toggles with defined splits that clearly show what amount of your purchase will support Humble, publishers, and charity. The “Extra to Charity” toggle will triple the split for charity to 15%.”

The reasoning behind it is so that Humble can unify the way its Bundles, Store and Humble Choice support charity.

As shown in the screenshot below, publishers will be a lot better off. In the case of a $ 25 purchase, $ 21.25 goes to the publishers, $ 2.50 to Humble and just $ 1.25 to charity. The “Extra Charity” option drops the publisher amount to $ 20, Humble gets the same amount and charity receives $ 3.75. As Destructoid highlights, it’s a 5% or 15% donation to charity.

A look at the new toggle system...
A look at the new toggle system… (Image: Nintendo Life)

You can get the full rundown on the incoming changes over on the Humble Bundle blogsite.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News