Michael Sam - openly gay athlete

Michael Sam

Openly gay athlete.
Michael Sam is an openly gay American football player, and received huge national attention in 2013 when he came out while still a lineman on the University of Missouri’s football team. Sam was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, and is currently a free-agent seeking a a regular spot on an NFL team.

The athlete’s final number was inspired by coming out and his relationship with his father

April 08 2015 2:30 PM

He and partner Peta Murgatroyd danced to 'Uptown Funk'

March 17 2015 11:36 AM

 'I will see if maybe I'm not gay, maybe it's a phase.' Spoiler: 'twasn't.

February 16 2015 12:54 PM

Congrats to these two gents!

January 16 2015 4:39 PM

'Small heroes can change society every day. It just takes time,' says Sam.

January 13 2015 10:00 AM

Congrats to Michael and Vito

January 08 2015 9:23 PM

Oprah will talk to Sam in his first interview since being cut from the NFL.

December 11 2014 4:00 PM

The Dallas Cowboys gave the first out gay man drafted in the NFL his walking papers today.

October 21 2014 4:31 PM

There is still a chance he could play for the NFL.

August 30 2014 6:00 PM
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