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WATCH: Michael Sam, Vito Cammisano on Going Purple

WATCH: Michael Sam, Vito Cammisano on Going Purple

Vito and Michael

The two men discuss why Spirit Day is important.

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Michael Sam, the first out athlete to be drafted by the NFL, sat down for a Spirit Day video with his former fiance, Vito Cammisano.

The on-time couple described how they both experienced bullying and urge everyone to show support for youth today by wearing purple. "As someone who was once bullied, I think it's very important that we tackle this issue," Sam said.

Watch the clip below:

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.