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Michael Sam: People Challenge Me For Dating A White Guy

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

It's been quite a year for Michael Sam. From becoming the first openly gay player to get drafted into the NFL to being released from the Dallas Cow...

LOOK: This Anti-Gay Poem About Michael Sam Is One Of The Most Bizarre Things We've Read

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

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) just can't stop talking about Michael Sam. This time, however, LaBarbera has go...

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 On Gay Players In The NFL: 'There's A Lot Of Us Out There'

OWN | Posted 12.23.2014 | OWN

When Michael Sam was drafted into the NFL in May, he made history as the first openly gay man to come into the league. But, the Mizzou graduate says, ...

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...

Michael Sam: Lack Of Talent Isn't Keeping Me Out Of The NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam didn't come out and say it, but he seemed to imply that he is currently not playing in the NFL because he came out as gay. Sam, who bec...

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...

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...

NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

This weekend Sam was cut by the Rams after a strong preseason. St. Louis was the wrong fit. The Rams handled the entire process with class. Yet the disturbing part is that no other team felt he was good enough to make a roster.

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." ...

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...

Michael Sam Represents a Welcomed Evolution in America's Notion of Masculinity

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports
H. A. Goodman

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America's Handbook of Woodcraft, Scouting, and Life-Craft explained the true nature of a young man by claiming, "The boy fr...

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?

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...

A Tale of Two Leagues: Don't Run from the Story, Own It

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports
Jim Goldman

In one corner, the NBA, still reeling from the abhorrent, ugly comments from one of its owners -- a controversy of the highest order. In another corner, the National Football League, and the draft of its first openly gay player.

'HOLDING! Unnecessary Tenderness!'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert was in full "Stephen Colbert" mode on Monday night, mock-criticizing Michael Sam for waging a "war on traditional grid-iron values" am...

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.

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. ...

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...

These Athletes Think Michael Sam Will Fit In The NFL Just Fine

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

It's been three months since former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam announced that he is gay. The 2014 NFL Draft prospect is poised to become t...

'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...

Jason Linkins

Lobbyist Trying To Ban Gay Players From The NFL Faces Backlash From Clients

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

A few days ago, lobbyist Jack Burkman, the CEO of Burkman LLC, came out of the closet and proclaimed himself to be openly idiotic, announcing a plan t...

Michael Sam Destroys Lobbyist Who Wants Gay Players Banned From NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam, a first-team All-American defensive lineman out of Missouri, dropped a "Back to the Future" reference on Tuesday when responding to a Rep...