Michael Sam Is Drafted By The St. Louis Rams

This is powerful: Michael Sam, the openly gay defensive end from the University of Missouri, gets the call that he is chosen by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft. This is a video of him receiving the life-changing (and league changing) call:  //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/nW-_fFdkegs I love how his boyfriend is right by his side. The …

N.F.L. Prospect Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He’s Gay – NYTimes.com

Michael Sam, a defensive lineman who played college football for the University of Missouri, came out as gay yesterday. As a senior (6"2’/188 cm; 260 lbs/117 kg) Sam had a stellar season as Missouri finished 12-2 and won the Cotton Bowl. He was named first-team all-American, Associated Press defensive player of the year in the Southeastern …

Heterosexism is disappearing?

(What I’m about to say might be totally wrong. Plus, I’m really privileged as a cis-male in a heterosexual relationship headed for marriage. So I appreciate your input.. Also a content note: heterosexist/ableist slurs are mentioned in this text.) Apparently homophobia is disappearing in the UK, claims sociologist Mark McCormack in an interview with Salon. To be more …

The problem of children using the term ‘gay’ as an insult is a big problem, but not a new problem. It has been well established in the past decade or so, and though laws and regulations around sexual orientation have changed a great deal in that time, small indicators like children’s language can give away …