Michael Sam
Michael Sam is a defensive lineman who could become the NFL's first openly gay player.
Michael Sam Makes Pre-Season Debut In St. Louis
August 09 2014 1:08 PM ET

Michael Sam Makes Pre-Season Debut In St. Louis

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam made a tackle put the pressure on Saints' third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin in his first NFL game.

WATCH: Michael Sam Responds Graciously To Tony Dungy's Homophobia
July 23 2014 12:33 PM ET

Michael Sam's Gracious Response to Tony Dungy

Lucas Grindley

Michael Sam was asked for his response to Tony Dungy's widely criticized comments.

Dungy: I Would Not Have Drafted Michael Sam
July 21 2014 4:14 PM ET

Tony Dungy: I Would Not Have Drafted Michael Sam

Michelle Garcia

Former Super Bowl-winning coach and current football commentator Tony Dungy says he would not have picked Michael Sam because he would want to 'deal with' Sam's being gay.

6 Times Arthur Ashe Award Winner Michael Sam Proved His Courage
July 17 2014 4:26 PM ET

6 Times Michael Sam Proved His Courage

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam accepted an award in an emotional moment at the ESPYs Wednesday night. Here's six moments it was clear he was the right guy for the award.

Right-Winger Suggests Michael Sam Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
July 10 2014 3:27 PM ET

Right-Winger Suggests Michael Sam Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

Notorious homophobe Peter LaBarbera warned the NFL rookie that he should seek notoriety for his football skills, not his 'troubling' sexuality.

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments
June 17 2014 5:03 AM ET

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments

Annie Hollenbeck

Let's celebrate Michael Sam being signed with the Rams by reminiscing over his most adorable Instagram moments from the last year.

Michael Sam Signed by St. Louis Rams
June 13 2014 6:16 PM ET

Michael Sam Signed by St. Louis Rams

Annie Hollenbeck

The first openly gay man drafted by the NFL was offered a four-year, $2.65 million contract.

Michael Sam Adjusts at Rams Training Camp
June 10 2014 3:10 PM ET

Michael Sam on Future: 'I Have Got to Step My Game Up'

Annie Hollenbeck

As the St. Louis Rams' preseason approaches, gay pro hopeful Michael Sam says he knows he's got to toughen up to compete in the NFL.

Jason Collins Is Proud to Play Because It Got Better
June 04 2014 6:01 PM ET

Jason Collins Is Proud to Play Because It Got Better

Michelle Garcia

Collins, Robbie Rogers, Brittney Griner, and dozens of other athletes show their pride this month.

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters
May 20 2014 6:30 AM ET

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

Advocate.com Editors

Some apparently can't stand seeing two people of the same sex kiss publicly. But one online protest suggests maybe what the squeamish really need are more chances to get used to it.

Michael Sam Gets Documentary Series on OWN
May 15 2014 7:54 PM ET

Michael Sam Gets Documentary Series on OWN

Trudy Ring

The series will chronicle his experience as the first openly gay NFL player.

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam
May 15 2014 4:38 PM ET

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam

Trudy Ring

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is leading an effort to cut into the business of the team and the credit card issuer, all because they've had the temerity to employ a player who (like Burkman's brother) is openly gay.

Op-ed: Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia
May 15 2014 4:26 AM ET

Op-ed: Fox, Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Luke Brinker

Reaction to Michael Sam's celebratory kiss after being drafted Saturday is a clear display of the true meaning of homophobia — fear.

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