Homophobes may have recoiled after the NFL's first openly gay player celebrated his draft pick with his boyfriend. But it was a message to everyone that everything has changed. Even people who are against same-sex marriage could understand the symbolism of the first openly gay player in the biggest sport in the biggest country in the world. It was another thing entirely for the world to watch, a few minutes later, as two men kissed. On the lips.
Michael Sam Splits From Fiance Vito Cammisano After Six-Month Engagement
Michael Sam, Vito Cammisano Split After Six-Month Engagement
College football star Michael Sam made history last night when he became the first active Division I college football player to come out as gay. Sam is also eligible for the NFL Draft and poised to become the first active openly gay player in the league's history. There has been speculation for quite some time as to when an active member of the NFL or a Division I college player would come out of the closet. Sam's coming out is nothing short of groundbreaking, but that doesn't mean everyone is happy about it and much of the social media firestorm that followed in its wake proved to be, unfortunately, predictably horrifying:. Michael Sam father has failed. Fuck all his accomplishments, records, and etc.. Fuck Michael Sam..
Gay NFL player Michael Sam kisses boyfriend as he wins GQ Man of the Year award
Two years ago, Michael Sam made history when he became the first openly gay man ever drafted by an NFL team. Sam came out to his teammates at the University of Missouri at the beginning of the season, and he came out publicly to ESPN a couple of months before the NFL draft. There was a huge media frenzy surrounding his announcement, which was one of the biggest stories headed into the draft. Louis Rams took him in the seventh round. Cameras famously captured him kissing his boyfriend after he was drafted.