May 13 2014 11:29 AM ET

ESPN Columnist Kate Fagan On Coming Out as a College Basketball Player

In a taut, gripping new memoir, The Reappearing Act, Fagan recounts her unusual coming-out experience—in the middle of a team full of aggressively friendly, born-again Christians.

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.

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 Picks Up First Endorsement Deal
May 09 2014 1:27 PM ET

Michael Sam Picks Up First Endorsement Deal

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam and Visa have paired up for the gay athlete's first corporate endorsement deal.

PHOTOS: Long Live the Gay Games!
May 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Long Live the Gay Games!

Cyd Zeigler

The closet door is opening in professional athletics. Do we still need our own sporting events?

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?

A Sport Still Resilient in Its Homophobia
May 08 2014 4:00 AM ET

A Sport Still Resilient in Its Homophobia

Mark Simpson

The world’s most popular sport, as a resilient repository for homophobia.

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.

WATCH: Notre Dame Tells LGBT Athletes 'You Can Play'
May 05 2014 6:48 PM ET

WATCH: Notre Dame Tells LGBT Athletes 'You Can Play'

Trudy Ring

Athletes and coaches welcome LGBT students to the Catholic university's Fighting Irish sports teams.

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.

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