Football Player Comes Out to Celebrate Independence Day
July 09 2014 1:16 PM ET

Football Player Comes Out to Celebrate Independence Day

Michelle Garcia

After finding a support system with new rugby teammates, a former college player who came close to playing in the pros comes out.

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.

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.

Michael Sam And Johnny Football's Jerseys Fly Off Shelves
May 12 2014 2:37 PM ET

Michael Sam, Johnny Football's Jerseys Fly Off Shelves 

Michelle Garcia

Within hours of Michael Sam being picked by the St. Louis Rams, his jersey is already one of the top-sellers in the league.

How The Nation Reacted to Michael Sam Joining The Rams
May 11 2014 2:19 PM ET

How The Nation Reacted to Michael Sam Joining The Rams

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL, fans both old and new reacted primarily with support and enthusiasm.

Michael Sam Drafted to St. Louis Rams
May 10 2014 7:56 PM ET

Finally, A First For The NFL

Sunnivie Brydum

The SEC Defensive Player of the Year becomes the first openly gay man to be drafted into any of the four major American sports.

Michael Sam And Draft Day: What You Should Know
May 08 2014 7:00 AM ET

Michael Sam And Draft Day: What You Should Know

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's fate could be decided this week. Where might he go?

Sam Prepared for Draft, Will Be Honored aat ESPYs
May 07 2014 3:53 PM ET

Sam Prepared for Draft, Will Be Honored at ESPYs

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam also told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that he has heard from many closeted athletes after his coming-out.

NFL Greats Say Michael Sam Will Be Accepted
May 03 2014 5:56 PM ET

NFL Greats Say Michael Sam Will Be Accepted

Trudy Ring

Several football Hall of Famers, gathered at an event in Cleveland this weekend, say Sam will be judged only for how he plays the game, not for being gay.

NFL Team Owners Say They're Ready to Recruit Gay Player
March 26 2014 2:53 PM ET

NFL Team Owners: Prepared to Recruit Gay Players

Michelle Garcia

Gay former football player Wade Davis held meetings with NFL team owners this week, and many say they're ready to bring a gay player into the fold.

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community
March 20 2014 3:24 PM ET

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community

Michelle Garcia

As Michael Sam puts out one last effort in front of NFL scouts, he thanks members of his campus community for providing support and love during his coming out.

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'
March 02 2014 2:19 PM ET

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'

Michelle Garcia

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Arizona's discriminatory bill "doesn't have any place in our society."

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