The American Family Association's senior issue analyst, Bryan Fischer, thinks NFL draftee Michael Sam, by simple virtue of being a gay man, is "the sexual equivalent of a brain concussion." And according to the AFA's top staffer, the NFL should be forcing Sam into scientifically-shunned "reparative therapy."
More and more competitors make the decision to come out which positively impacts visibility of LGBT athletes in all sports and on all levels of competition. As athletes decide to come out, it is important that they are equipped with strategies on how to do so most successfully.
GLAAD recognized several out athletes on stage at Saturday's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the historic Waldorf Astoria in New York including Derrick Gordon, Darren Young, Blake Skjellerup and Jessica Aguilar during the Ketel One-sponsored toast for those forwarding equality.