NFL

Snapshots: Equality Alabama, Univision, Nintendo, and Michael Sam

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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American Family Association equates Michael Sam with brain concussion

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."

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Miami Dolphins' Don Jones fined, suspended over anti-gay tweet following Michael Sam draft

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.

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May 9, 2014

VIDEO: Michael Sam signs his first endorsement with VISA

Make sure to support Michael Sam in the NFL draft from May 8-10 as he is poised to be the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL.

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March 21, 2014

Michael Sam tells Mizzou he 'worked hard not to cry' when they welcomed him after coming out

A month after publicly coming out, Michael Sam writes a thank you letter to the Mizzou community.

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NFL, Apple, Marriott, American Airlines, and more urge Arizona to drop discriminatory bill

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.

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Salon challenges the men of the NFL to follow where the boys of Missouri have already led

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.

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