MICHAEL SAM, JASON COLLINS SUPPORT HOUSTON LGBT PROTECTIONS

Openly gay athletes Michael Sam and Jason Collins this week announced their support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents sued Houston officials after they rejected a petition to put the ordinance up…

MICHAEL SAM DOWNPLAYS BEING GAY PLAYER IN CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Michael Sam just wants to be one of the guys. The man who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team was taking a far more low-key approach when he was officially introduced Tuesday as the newest member of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. ‘I’m just here…

MICHAEL SAM HEADED TO CFLs MONTREAL ALOUETTES

Michael Sam has signed with the Montreal Alouettes, a Canadian Football League (CFL) team. According to USA TODAY, Sam signed a one-year deal and will participate in the team’s upcoming training camp. The Alouettes said that Sam will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday in Montreal. “I am very excited and proud to…

MICHAEL SAM COULD BE JOINING CANADIAN FOOTBALL TEAM

The first openly gay football player Michael Sam isn’t on a team at the moment, but that might be about to change. Jim Popp, the general manager of the Montreal Alouettes, believes he has a 50/50 shot of signing the player before training starts at the end of May. The athlete, currently appearing on Dancing…

MICHAEL SAM’S BOOTY GETS RAVES REVIEWS IN DWTS DEBUT

Michael Sam made his debut on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Monday and scored in the middle of the pack of contenders. While Sam’s footwork was characterized as sloppy by the judges, he and partner Peta Murgatroyd scored 26 out of a possible 40 points for their Cha-Cha dance. ‘That butt is a work…

MICHAEL SAM INVITED TO SCOUTING SESSION FOR NFL VETERANS

Michael Sam, the first out athlete to be drafted by the National Football League, has been picked to participate in the league’s first scouting session for veterans. According to NFL.com, the University of Missouri graduate will be part of next month’s Veteran Scouting Combine (22 March). ‘Glad to be a part of the NFL Veteran Free…

MICHAEL SAM: AFTER MY FIRST TIME, I KNEW DAMN SURE I WAS GAY

Michael Sam said he knew ‘damn sure’ he was gay after his first sexual experience and credited his fiancé with giving him the self-confidence to come out. The first openly gay NFL footballer Friday (February) received an Upstander Award at the Time to THRIVE gay youth conference in Portland, organized by the Human Rights Campaign…

MICHAEL SAM FEATURED IN COKE’S ANTI-BULLING #MAKEITHAPPY SUPER BOWL CAMPAIGN

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, is among the celebrities starring in Coca-Cola’s #MakeItHappy Super Bowl Campaign. While its 60-second spot didn’t air until yesterday, Coke this week teased what we can expect with several videos released online. Also released were several longer videos starring celebrities and teens…

MICHAEL SAM TO BE HONORED @ LGBT YOUTH CONFERENCE

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Tuesday announced that Michael Sam will be honored at its national Time to THRIVE conference in February. Time to THRIVE, which takes place February 13-15 in Portland, attracts hundreds of people who play crucial roles in the lives of LGBT youth. Actress Ellen Page came out during last year’s event. “We are…