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Michael Sam Comes Out

How Michael Sam Knew He Made The Right Choice In Coming Out

OWN | Posted 12.23.2014 | OWN

It was a moment we'll never forget. In May 2014, Michael Sam made history when he became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL. Fo...

LOOK: Michael Sam Covers GQ Magazine And Nabs HUGE Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Michael Sam might be currently looking for another opportunity to prove he can play in the NFL after being released from the Dallas Cowboys's practice...

'Great Things Can Happen When You Have The Courage To Be Yourself'

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 07.17.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam gave a powerful and heartfelt speech on Wednesday night after receiving the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs in Los Angeles. ...

Michael Sam Reveals The Unusual Way He Met His Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New NFL recruit Michael Sam opens up about his relationship with boyfriend Vito Cammisano in an intimate new interview with Out magazine -- and, as it...

25 Questions About Michael Sam, the NFL and Homophobia

Etan Thomas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Etan Thomas

Is there a high level of disgust, criticism, hate, or anger that has been produced by Michael Sam being picked as the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL?

Benham Brothers: Michael Sam Is 'Going To Be Crushed' By The Gay Agenda

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The right-wing Christian brothers whose planned reality show was controversially axed after their history of anti-gay remarks came to light have a mes...

How Michael Sam Inspired the Great Facebook Kiss-In

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By the time you read this, I will have changed my Facebook profile picture. And I hope you'll do the same. Why?

Michael Sam: A Tale of Two Drafts

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

Football fans realize that draft decisions are nuanced -- an art and a science. And that's exactly why Sam's poor draft showing should disappoint those who hoped and expected better from the NFL on draft day. Sam's on-field performance speaks volumes.

WATCH: The Next Big Move For Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

College football star Michael Sam has signed his first endorsement deal with Visa as he volleys to become the first openly gay member of the NFL. D...

'It's A Tragedy Every Time Somebody Comes Out Of The Closet'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NFL hopeful Michael Sam has received heaps of praise from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after he came out as gay last mo...

Another Step: Michael Sam and the 21st Century NFL

Joe Singh | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports
Joe Singh

I love American football. But it has become increasingly clear that the NFL of generations past, the "golden eras" to which commentators allude that I have never seen or been made aware of, cannot survive today.

Mississippi State Football Player Says 'Being Gay Is Not A Man'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Mississippi State athlete voiced his opinion on gay football players in light of Michael Sam's coming out, saying he "looks down" on them and that "...

Hip-Hop Icon: I'll Be 'Rooting' For Michael Sam In The NFL

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hip-hop icon Russell Simmons has joined the ever-growing list of celebrities and public figures to praise college football player and NFL prospect Mic...

How Will Michael Sam's Coming Out Affect His Position in the NFL Draft?

Quora | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jonathan Brill, Start-up specialist I agree with Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans, who wrote the...

Michael Sam, Race, Sexual Orientation and Commodities

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

One of the most annoying sidebars of Michael Sam's coming out is how some LGBTs who will take it upon themselves to play armchair psychologist and proclaim the African-American community intrinsically homophobic.

Young, Gifted, Gay and Proud: Michael Sam

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

I AM GAY. With those three words Michael Sam made history as the first openly gay African American male to possibly be drafted into the ranks of the NFL. I can only imagine that an enormous weight has been lifted from this 24-year-old man's shoulders.

9 Ways I Would React If I Were Michael Sam

Doyin Richards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Doyin Richards

I understand on a small scale what it's like to receive anonymous hateful comments from cowards and other unenlightened souls, but nothing I've received will compare to what this young man will receive in the coming months.

Michael Sam Must 'Become Ex-Gay, Ex-Homosexual,' Right-Wing Pundit Proclaims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

College football standout Michael Sam has garnered praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates and allies after publicl...

How to Behave Around Your Gay Teammate in the Locker Room

The Second City | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Second City

If your gay teammate is showering at the same time, kudos to you for noticing he walked into the showers. Why are you watching him so closely, anyway? Seriously, are you cruising him?

This Guy Learned What Happens When You're Homophobic The Hard Way

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Following the historic coming out of Division I college football player Michael Sam, the social media backlash was both predictable and horrifying. Ho...

Michael Sam -- An Inspiration to All

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Rev. Al Sharpton

What Michael Sam did took tremendous strength and valor. Not only did he proclaim his truth to the world, but he did so knowing that he could very well lose a lot in the process.

Michael Sam: The Practical and Legal Implications of a Gay Professional Athlete

Avi Sinensky | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

Protections for individuals against workplace discrimination is an unsettled matter of law. Currently 27 of 32 NFL teams are located in jurisdictions that have laws to protect gays from discrimination.

Obama Congratulates Potential NFL Player On Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A post from President Barack Obama's Twitter account congratulated University of Missouri defensive lineman and potential NFL player Michael Sam for c...

Michael Sam Deserves Nothing Less Than Our Full Support

Jordan Schultz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Michael Sam was the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He will be selected somewhere in the next NFL draft. And on Sunday, he told the world he was gay. Perhaps one day our society will embrace people of all sexual orientations, as we should, and this kind of thing won't be national news. For now, though, let us celebrate what Sam did as both courageous and monumental.

Michelle Obama Praises College Football Player For Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday congratulated University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam for coming out as gay. In a Twitter message,...