Michael Sam, a guy who plays sports n’ stuff — professionally — came out this week to his entire team, and then the entire world!
Michael is the defensive linesman for the University of Missouri football team and is expected to be picked up in the first rounds of the NFL draft. I mean, that takes balls to come out before you’ve been drafted, especially considering how hetero football usually presents itself. (What?! Don’t laugh! It’s super butch!)
“I’m not afraid to tell the world who I am. I’m Michael Sam: I’m a college graduate. I’m African American, and I’m gay. I’m comfortable in my skin.”
Congratulations to Michael! A very brave thing for him to do, considering his circumstances and his industry, and it’s really good for the gays. I mean, we could always use another tight end or wide receiver, but a defensive linesman will just have to do! Check out Michael’s interview with the NYT below!