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Out of the Closet and on the Gridiron: A Short History of Gay Figures in Professional Football

As Houston prepares to host Super Bowl LI, we look to the progress that has been made in transforming the…

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Michael Sam reconnects with estranged dad after 18 months

When football player Michael Sam came out as gay in February of last year, he gained support and encouragement from…

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Michael Sam, Suzanne Somers among ‘Dancing’s’ new contestants

Football player Michael Sam, actress and fitness mogul Suzanne Somers and powerhouse singer Patti LaBelle are among the contestants for…

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Michael Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.

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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance…

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NFL teams hold sensitivity sessions during training camp

To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.

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Rams’ Michael Sam calls rookie life ‘positive’

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Rams' defensive end and the league's first openly gay active player was just another rookie…

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Michael Sam saga apt to expand NFL’s gay fan base

Years before Michael Sam was born, gay-rights activists Kate Kendell and Paul Guequierre were already die-hard National Football League fans.

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Former Ole Miss guard critical of Sam TV coverage

Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by…

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Obama congratulates first openly gay NFL draftee

President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

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