Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year
November 18 2014 5:04 PM ET

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

Annie Hollenbeck

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry
November 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

Annie Hollenbeck

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters
October 27 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam could have been the first openly gay man on an NFL football roster. He’s not, and that sucks.

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds Acceptance Through Family and Football
October 24 2014 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds His Family's Acceptance

Annie Hollenbeck

In a video posted to I'm From Driftwood, a young man reports the supportive response he received when he came out to his mother — she just wanted him to wait until a commercial break in the football game.

Cowboys Release Michael Sam
October 21 2014 3:18 PM ET

Michael Sam Released from Cowboys, Vows to Fight

Trudy Ring

The Cowboys gave the first out gay man drafted in the NFL his walking papers today.

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Media Attention
October 21 2014 7:21 AM ET

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Attention

Annie Hollenbeck

The Cowboys practice squad member has stayed out of the media spotlight since the regular season began.

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke
October 10 2014 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke

Annie Hollenbeck

Comedian Aries Spears says his comment was just a harmless joke.

Op-ed: If Goodell Leaves NFL, Should Condoleezza Rice Fill His Shoes?
October 03 2014 10:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Condi for Commissioner?

Annie Hollenbeck

Condi (or a few other women) might be the right person for the NFL job.

Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice Following Suspension for Homophobic Comments
September 20 2014 2:38 AM ET

Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice

Annie Hollenbeck

After a two-game suspension and sensitivity training for his antigay comments, special teams coach Mike Priefer has returned to his post.

Jon Stewart Remembers When The NFL's Biggest Distraction Was a Gay Player
September 18 2014 12:01 PM ET

Jon Stewart Mocks NFL Over What's Really a 'Distraction'

Jami Smith

Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, remembers a simpler time when the NFL's biggest controversy was openly gay player Michael Sam.

Chris Kluwe Takes On NFL & Ray Rice Investigation
September 17 2014 5:34 PM ET

Kluwe to NFL: The Tape Doesn't Lie

Annie Hollenbeck

Chris Kluwe says it's ironic that a league that is so dependent on instant replays is having a hard time with a different type of video evidence.

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?
September 11 2014 2:02 PM ET

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?

Sunnivie Brydum

Leave it to Fox News to find a way to connect a cultural conversation about domestic violence with antigay attitudes.

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It
September 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It

Sam Marchiano

At the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and it's not being run fairly.

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