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.
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.
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.