Byron Perkins, a defensive back at Hampton University, is entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Veteran pro football player Ryan Russell, who wants to be re-signed by the NFL, came out as “a bisexual man.” Many wondered if he would get blacklisted like Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player.

Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted by the National Football League in 2014. Though he never actually played in an official NFL regular season game after leaving the University of Missouri, Sam helped pave the way for the LGBT community in professional sports. In a soon-to-be released interview in Attitude Magazine, Michael Sam discussed his feelings about […]

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If even the most conservative statistics are true – that is at least ten percent of the population is gay, then what the first openly gay football player Michael Sam said last week made perfect sense—there currently “a lot” of gay players in the NFL. Why would the national football league be any different than […]

Michael Sam (pictured left), the first NFL player to publicly come out as gay, is reportedly getting married to longtime love, Vito Cammisano (pictured right), according to TMZ. In college, Sam was already out to his University of Missouri Tigers team, and decided to go for the gold about his sexual orientation less than two weeks […]

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Given his wealth and obvious influence, Brooklyn-bred rapper Jay-Z has received a lot of flak for not speaking up on social issues, especially those that affect the black community. Just a few days ago, he came under fire for not wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt during a Brooklyn Nets game versus the LeBron James‘ Cleveland […]

Michael Sam (pictured right) does not lack the talent to play on a National Football League team, he tells TMZ. The reason the rush end is not an NFL player is because, well, he’s gay, he tells the site. RELATED: Roland Martin Says Don’t Compare Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson The Southeastern Conference (SEC) defensive 2013 Player […]

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The Dallas Cowboys released Michael Sam (pictured) Tuesday from its practice squad, dealing another blow to the career of the man who made history earlier this year when he became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team. SEE ALSO: St. Louis Rams Fans, Ferguson Protesters Clash; 2 Arrested The defensive end spent […]

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Michael Sam was selected by the St. Louis Rams during the seventh round, No. 249, of the NFL draft, making him the first openly gay player in the NFL. RELATED: Michael Sam: NFL Prospect Announces That He’s Gay “We were very fortunate to have the supplemental choices,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said on NFL Network. “You use […]

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Jason Collins, 35, is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets today and will be available to play with the team when they meet the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in the Staples Center, reports Yahoo Sports. RELATED: Michael Sam: NFL Prospect Announces That He’s Gay Jason Collins: NBA Player Comes Out As Gay In Sports Illustrated As previously […]

I’ve spent my entire career as a civil rights activist and anti-violence advocate. I hear from folks all over the country about how fed-up they are—how much they want change—but they don’t know where to start. It’s not enough just to be informed, we’ve got to work tirelessly to do better. With the “The Lookout,” I’ll […]

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While Michael Sam, the All-American defensive end out of Missouri, enjoyed widespread support after he announced that he is gay, a Dallas TV reporter had some additional words of support for the NFL prospect. Dale Hansen, of ABC affiliate WFAA, delivered a powerful message during his “Unplugged” segment challenging NFL executives who reportedly said that […]