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Major corporations including Marriott, Apple, American Airlines, and National Football League, as well as the organizations National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Black Justice Coalition, and US Business Leadership Network have condemned Senate Bill 1062.
Edward Wyckoff Williams wrote an essay for Salon.com that asks the question how Michael Sam was so successful in college, but faces claims of challenges in the professional leagues.
After Michael Sam became one of the first NFL prospects who is openly LGBT, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate joined former professional football player and You Can Play Executive Director Wade Davis in discussing the news with mainstream media outlets.
Michael Sam, Defensive End NFL prospect, has received support on his coming out announcement from big name celebrities, fellow players and media members and now NFL team owners have spoken out in support.
Athletes, commentators, classmates, and even Michelle Obama have offered up their support for Michael Sam. Here are some of our favorites:
University of Missouri's Michael Sam, a football defensive end, today told ESPN that he is gay, becoming one of the nation's first openly LGBT NFL prospects.
Since he came out in middle school, Joey experienced constant bullying from his peers. Recently, Victor Cruz, the New York Giants wide receiver, helped Joey overcome the painful past by giving him a tour of the Giants locker room.
NFL Executives Troy Vincent, former cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dwight Hollier former linebacker for t
You Can Play, an advocacy organization dedicated to building bridges between the LGBT community and the world of athletics has just launched its "High Five" initiative which works to create meaningful connections between LGBT youth and leaders within the professional sports community.
Former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley is banned from a radio program on WTOP radio after using a gay slur in reference to Troy Aikman.