Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, had three sacks in preseason games, but now faces a crucial test. It's the week that the NFL finalizes their rosters, and #SamFans are watching to see if Sam will stay with the Rams, be picked up from another team, or be cut completely from the NFL.
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association wrapped up their annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, this last weekend. The organization, founded in 1990, has been a gathering point for journalists, media professionals, educators, and students to work within the news industry to increase fair and accurate reporting on LGBT people.
NOM's recent associations have demonstrated just how little NOM's top brass cares about seeming mainstream or actually "winning" much beyond their next paychecks. It also strengthens my hypothesis that this organization is now run by a covert pro-LGBT mole in socially conservative drag.
When Miley Cyrus won the Video Music Award for video of the year, she used the moment to advocate for homeless youth. Instead of coming to the stage to accept her award, she sent Jesse, a man who said he had recently been living on the streets of Los Angeles.
Last year's VMA's inspired Stephen Lovegrove to go public about being a gay Christian, a decision which cost him his job at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. For this year's VMA's, MTV did a follow up with Stephen, diving further into how his life has changed, and some of the causes that are important to him.