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Michael Sam spoke about the misconceptions of homophobia in the black community, and how racism is prevalent in the gay community.
The out footballer, back after a personal leave, also says the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision is 'freaking awesome.'
It's not clear why the out athlete is suddenly no longer affiliated with the Montreal Alouettes, at least for now.
The 25-year-old defensive end will suit up for a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes starting next month.
As Michael Sam looks for another opportunity to join the NFL, he also will compete in season 20 of Dancing With The Stars.
The NFL free agent and his college sweetheart reportedly got engaged in Italy on Sam's 25th birthday.
Sam tells a story of resilience in the face of disappointment as part of a video campaign launched in conjunction with the new film Unbroken.