Sports Illustrated announced Tuesday that Michael Sam would appear on the cover of its February 17th issue. Sports Illustrated introduced the cover in a tweet saying, "American is ready for Michael Sam."
The University of Missouri player came out this week, becoming one of the nation's first openly LGBT NFL prospects. Read more about Sam's coming out story.
PHOTO: Michael Sam covers Sports Illustrated
GLAAD Southern Stories will elevate the experiences of LGBT people in six of the nation's southern states. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT people thriving in the South, ongoing discrimination, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love, including stories of family, stories of faith, stories of sports, and stories of patriotism