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The St. Louis Rams have signed Michael Sam to a four-year, $2.65 million dollar contract, officially making him the first openly gay player to be hired into a mainline professional sports team.
The first-ever openly-gay possible NFL draft pick didn’t make round one of the NFL draft last night, but Michael Sam did get picked for something else pretty awesome: an endorsement deal with Visa.
1QE4ME says there is a growing need to build a cooperative, accessible, and sustainable future for international LGBT sporting events.
Derrick posted this photo to Instagram this afternoon. He writes, “Thank you everybody for all the support so far!!!!,” and in a nod to his Nike Tee shirt and its LGBT rainbow logo, he adds, “#BETRUE.”
Derrick Gordon, a UMASS sophmore came out as the first openly gay male player in NCAA Division 1 athletics, gave his first live broadcast on-camera interview to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today.
Derrick Gordon is a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS). Donning a jersey with the number 2, he’s actually the first NCAA Division 1 college basketball player to announce he’s gay.
Two weeks ago Mitch Eby told his teammates at Chapman University that he’s gay. He says that the response from all was supportive. But who else do you know from Chapman?
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.
Although he hasn’t even worn number 98, Jason Collins’ 98 Brooklyn Nets basketball jersey is number one in sales.
Jason Collins, the 35-year old pro-basketball center who announced last year he is gay, signed with the Brooklyn Nets and Sunday evening became the first openly-gay athlete to play in the NBA.
Thousands of students from the University of Missouri came out in the cold Saturday in a show of support for gay football player, Michael Sam against the Westboro Baptist Church.
Twisted Element, a Calgary gay bar, helped send a straight Olympic athlete to Sochi. And the athlete they chose? He used to be a homophobe. Today Twisted Element is On Our Radar.
It’s nice to know that the stereotype of older white Southern men being homophobes isn’t always true. Take Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen, who on Monday night slammed Michael Sam naysayers.
A second LGBT athlete has medalled in Sochi. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took silver in the Olympics’ first ever Women’s Ski Jump.
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