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 launched the countdown to Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world that supports LGBT youth.