Michael Sam
Michael Sam is a defensive lineman who could become the NFL's first openly gay player.
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.

WATCH: Critique and Defense of Michael Sam on CNN, Plus a History Lesson
May 14 2014 3:41 PM ET

WATCH: CNN Critiques and Defends Michael Sam

Trudy Ring

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council called the new NFL player's celebratory kiss with his boyfriend 'inappropriate,' but Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen was there to counter Blackwell's homophobia.

WATCH: Michael Sam Ready to Take Down Haters on the Field
May 14 2014 1:34 PM ET

WATCH: Sam Ready to Take Down Haters on the Field

Michelle Garcia

At his first press conference after being drafted by the Rams, Michael Sam displays nothing but confidence.

Sportscaster Dale Hansen Back to Defend Michael Sam
May 13 2014 4:40 PM ET

Sportscaster Dale Hansen Back to Defend Michael Sam

Michelle Garcia

Dale Hansen, the sportscaster who defended Michael Sam against anonymous haters, is back, and he says there's no way that there were 248 draft prospects more talented than Sam.

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws
May 12 2014 3:56 PM ET

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's historic recruitment may help boost efforts to gain LGBT rights in Missouri.

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