The Detroit Lions will host the NFL's first LGBT pride night on October 25 at Ford Field as the Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings, tickets on sale later this summer.
Today, the Dallas Cowboys waived defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly-gay player in an NFL team.
The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam. In advance of the regular season, which kicks off next week, each NFL team had until 4 p.m. today to cut its roster down to a maximum of 53 players. Sam was among the final players cut from the Rams just before today's deadline.
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.
Michael Sam made history by coming out as the first openly out NFL player, he faced both support and criticism. The support of the openly gay athlete completely overwhelmed any negative.
On his blog, Brad posted a note sharing his story as a gay athlete.
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup being broadcast around the world, it is crucial for FIFA to step up their game and help put an end to anti-LGBT slurs in soccer.
"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.