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6 Big Takeaways From Michael Sam's Interview With Oprah

OWN | Posted 12.29.2014 | OWN

When Michael Sam became the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL, the world watched him celebrate with his longtime boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. In...

Michael Sam Tells Oprah Heartbreaking Childhood Bullying Story

OWN | Posted 12.26.2014 | OWN

Coming out as a gay athlete takes courage -- just ask Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. In his first television interview...

Former NFL Coach Says He Wouldn't Have Drafted Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has a Super Bowl ring on his finger, but he wouldn't want Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, on his team. ...

Michael Sam's Courageous Tears Were Real, and So Were Yours

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

When I first heard in March that Michael Sam was going to be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, I didn't understand the power of that decision.

Michael Sam Signs Historic NFL Contract

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam has taken another historic step toward realizing his dream of playing in the NFL. The first openly gay player ever to be selected in the N...

Michael Sam: 'They Respect Me As A Human Being And As A Football Player'

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam is confident he'll be judged on performance. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL said Friday there have bee...

Michael Sam Documentary Postponed

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed. Erik Logan, president of ...

Michael Sam Is The First Openly Gay Football Player Drafted Into The NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam has reached the NFL. The NFL has reached out to Michael Sam. Both milestones made American sports history. The first-team All-American...

NFL Legends Believe Gay Player Will Be Accepted

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he ca...

Michael Sam Writes Touching Open Letter To His Alma Mater

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.20.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam, the former Missouri defensive lineman poised to become the NFL's first openly gay player, appeared before NFL scouts during Mizzou's pro ...

Russell Wilson: 'There Won't Be A Problem At All' With Michael Sam

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson joins HuffPost Live to share his thoughts on Michael Sam and whether the NFL is ready for an openly gay pl...

Michael Sam's Dad May Not Be As Supportive As His Teammates

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam may not just have to deal with the potential intolerance of NFL front offices. The first-team All-American defensive lineman from Missouri...

I Want the Openly Gay Michael Sam on My Football Team

Isaac Saul | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Isaac Saul

I've made my mind up about the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect: I want him. I want him on my team, in the NFL, playing for my fantasy defense and leveling hit-sticks in Madden.

Why Michael Sam's Coming Out Is Crucial for Black, Gay Men

Drew-Shane Daniels | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Drew-Shane Daniels

The truth about "coming out" stories is that black, gay men need to hear them. We need to see queer people of color celebrating their truths and journeys.

Former NFL Coach: Openly Gay Player 'Bringing Baggage' To Locker Room

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

While many athletes commended Michael Sam for coming out as gay on Sunday, former NFL coach Herm Edwards warned about the potential impact on his fell...

NFL Supports Michael Sam

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

The NFL issued a statement on Sunday night commending Michael Sam, a 2013 first-team All-American defensive lineman from Missouri, who publicly came o...

College Football Star Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, named a first-team All-American after the 2013 season, has publicly come out as gay. The college footba...

Redskins' Adam Carriker: Gay Teammate Not A 'Big Deal'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.02.2013 | DC

If you're a Washington Redskins player and you're gay, that wouldn't be a problem, at least according to Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carrik...

'I'm Gay And I'm A Former Athlete And I Think I'm A Pretty Normal Guy'

Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports

During his six seasons in the NFL, Kwame Harris remained in the closet because he did not believe being gay was "compatible" with his career. A first-...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Allies Prepare For Gay NFL Player To Come Out | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- No gay athlete playing in men's professional football, basketball, hockey or baseball has ever come out. But with rumors swirling that a...

Report: Gay NFL Player May Come Out Soon

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

CBS Sports' Mike Freeman reports that "Based on interviews over the past several weeks with current and former players, I'm told that a current gay NF...

Dozen NFL Players Would Support Gay Teammate

Posted 05.23.2012 | Sports

Rookies Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Coby Fleener and others join retired veterans Jevon Kearse, Ahman Green and Eddie George in supporting g...