LGBT History Month Daily Icons “Michael Sam”

Although October is over this blog will continue to highlight LGBTQ History Icons through November. Here’s today’s entry Michael Sam…

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October was LGBT History Month, B.P will continue to Highlight LGBT Icons throughout November, today’s featured LGBT Icon ~ “Michael Sam

f572b4f1c2a44e6d492aab99905ea655In 2014 Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL. The defensive end was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and spent time on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. He signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 2015, but stepped away from the team just months later, citing “personal reasons.”

In 2015, when Sam signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes, it made him the first openly gay playerrainbow in the Canadian Football League (CFL). In 2015 he also competed on the 20th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

Sam2football_helmet_emoticon_happy_lg_nThe native Texan overcame a difficult childhood, living at one point in his mother’s car. Sam showed talent for football in high school…

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