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LOOK: Michael Sam Confirms Engagement To Vito Cammissano

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

Michael Sam confirmed reports he'd gotten engaged to longtime boyfriend Vito Cammissano in a Jan. 16 tweet. Sam, who made history in 2014 as the f...

What Michael Sam Would Change About His Coming Out In Hindsight

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

Michael Sam capped off an incredible 2014 when he was named one of GQ's Men of the Year alongside Chris Pratt, Steve Carrell, Ansel Elgort and others....

NFL Veteran Sounds Off On Michael Sam's Future With The Cowboys

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

NFL veteran Emmitt Smith sounded off on recent controversy surrounding Michael Sam, who was left off the St. Louis Rams' final 53-man roster and their...

Putting Michael Sam In A Locker Room With 'Beefcake' Straight Players Is Unfair, Pundit Claims

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

American Family Association President Tim Wildmon has come to the defense of former NFL coach Tony Dungy, who made headlines this week in regard to a ...

Michael Sam Reveals Why He Had Second Guesses About Coming Out Publicly

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

Michael Sam reveals that he second-guessed his decision to come out as gay ahead of the NFL draft in a new interview with "Good Morning America." ...

'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. ...

College Football Players Are Creating a New Culture of Acceptance

Yogi Roth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yogi Roth

When Michael Sam received the phone call from St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, we watched as tears streamed down his face. We watched him kiss his boyfriend. We even retweeted his message.

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?

Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Equality Matters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Equality Matters

Fox's backlash to Sam's kiss is premised on the same stereotypes and stigma about gay sexuality that has motivated more vocal opponents of LGBT equality for decades.

The Bravery of Michael Sam and Those Who Dare to Come Out

Brandon Thomas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Thomas

Sam reminds those individuals that hold on to that nasty tradition of homophobia and racism that their time is almost up. The actions that Sam and people like him take gives hope to those oppressed individuals that are willing and ready to make their mark.

Eli Manning On How Michael Sam Would Be Treated In The Giants' Locker Room

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

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning sounded off on Michael Sam's headline-making news as part of an interview with HuffPost Live this week. As...

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 Is A Pioneer

Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Whether or not Sam develops into a successful pro is not immaterial; it matters, a lot. It matters to Sam, to the league, and perhaps most importantly, it matters to the countless amateur gay athletes too scared to come out. Fair or not, the 24-year-old Sam has become a pioneer. He has laid the foundation -- hopefully many young men and women will now follow.

Hard Not to See Bias in Michael Sam's Draft Fall

Hank Koebler | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
Hank Koebler

In today's NFL full of pass-happy offenses and hybrid defensive fronts, football reasons alone can't justify why an award-winning pass-rusher like Sam fell so far in the draft.

Who Is Michael Sam's Mystery Man?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After Michael Sam made history by becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL on Saturday, he gave a big smooch to a mystery man. ...

WATCH: The Adorable Way Michael Sam Celebrated Making NFL History

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

ESPN captured Michael Sam's emotional reaction after learning he'd become the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL -- and it's adorable....

Is The NFL Ready For Michael Sam?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.10.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam is ready to make his NFL dream a reality. But is the NFL ready to embrace the reality of Michael Sam? The former Missouri defensive lin...

History in the Making but There's More to the Story

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Each year the NFL Draft is filled with fascinating, engaging and unique storylines. Some are well-known, others are told for the first time, but rarely, if ever, do they have the historical impact like Michael Sam's selection will.

'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...

NFL Quarterback Would 'Welcome' Gay Teammate And 'Show Him What It Means To Follow Jesus'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he'd welcome an openly gay teammate, but a number of media outlets are questioning the sincerity of ...

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...

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.

Gay NFL Veteran: 'I Did Not Feel Safe At All' In The Locker Room

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Retired NFL veteran Esera Tuaolo joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the implications of college football star Michael Sam's coming out. "I...

The Worth of Michael Sam

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The great miracle of being human, according to a beautiful Jewish tradition is that our Creator coins each of us with the same Divine Image and yet no two of us are the same.