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Ebony has released a list of 10 rising stars in the Black LGBT community, and GLAAD followers will recognize several names on the list. GLAAD's own Senior Strategist, Tiq Milan was included on this year's list for his advocacy for transgender people, people of color, and youth.
LGBT athletes like Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Darren Young, and more are #ProudToPlay a role in YouTube's newest LGBT Pride campaign that launched today.
In light of Michael Sam's draft to the St. Louis Rams and the fact that Sam kissed his boyfriend in celebration of being drafted, Editor-at-large of HuffPost Gay Voices Michelangelo Signorile called on the efforts of Facebook to stage a "Kiss-In."
Wade Davis, Executive Director of You Can Play, was called upon to speak to the St. Louis Rams after they drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay draft in the NFL.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today they will be creating a multi-part documentary series following Michael Sam's journey as he made history and became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the National Football League (NFL).
"I'm determined to be great. I'm determined to make the team," said Michael Sam at a press conference yesterday, during which he spoke candidly about his feelings from the pre-draft, being the first openly gay athlete drafted to the NFL, and his impact on kids throughout the country.
NFL player and University of Missouri alum Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL.
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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."
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones has been fined an undisclosed amount and temporarily excused from all team activities after he tweeted "OMG" and "Horrible" in response to the draft of openly gay player Michael Sam.