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Interview – NFL ready to support out LGBT+ players – Ryan Russell

Interview – NFL ready to support out LGBT+ players – Ryan Russell

The US National Football League is ready to embrace and support open LGBT+ players, football veteran, Ryan Russell, said on Friday after coming out as bisexual. The defensive end, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, came out in an essay posted by the sports channel ESPN this week, making him the […]

US: Gay or bisexual players on every pro football team, says former footballer

US: Gay or bisexual players on every pro football team, says former footballer

Every US National Football League team has at least one gay or bisexual player, according to openly gay former player Ryan O’Callaghan, but they fear backlash for coming out, including losing sponsorships or even their place on the roster. Since publicly sharing his sexual orientation in 2017, O’Callaghan said he regularly hears from closeted current […]

FGG sponsors first-ever NFL ‘Inclusion Party’ on eve of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

FGG sponsors first-ever NFL ‘Inclusion Party’ on eve of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

Returning to Minneapolis for the first time since the FGG Board held its mid-year meeting there in 2017, FGG Co-President Sean Fitzgerald and former Co-President Kurt Dahl attended the inaugural Super Bowl Inclusion Party, hosted by National Football Alumnus and Gay Games Ambassador Esera Tuaolo. Held on 31 January, over 500 diverse community members gathered, and […]

US: Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player, Leaving The Game?

US: Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player, Leaving The Game?

Michael Sam appears to be finished with football, in his words “stepping away from the game”. He tweeted his decision and wrote on his facebook page: “The last 12 months have been very difficult for me to the point where I became concerned with my own mental health. Because of this, I am going to […]

Watch: Oprah/Michael Sam Interview – Homophobia Shown By Brothers

Watch: Oprah/Michael Sam Interview – Homophobia Shown By Brothers

In an interview due to air today in the US, Michael Sam speaks to Oprah Winfrey about his life, and in this snippet, about his family’s attitude to him as a gay man, and the homophobia he endured at the hands of his own brothers.

Michael Sam Cut From Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam Cut From Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, the first openly-gay player to be taken on by an NFL team, has been dropped from the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.  Sam joined the Cowboys on September 3rd, after being cut by the St Louis Rams. The Cowboys have now decided to cut Sam, and take

Gay Couple Featured For US Cable TV’s NFL Advert

An American cable television provider has created an advert featuring a gay couple as part of their NFL coverage campaign. The American cable TV company, DirecTV, is currently promoting their NFL Sunday Ticket package for subscribers in the United States. As part of their advertising campaign, one of their adverts (above) features a gay couple, […]

Could Michael Sam Soon Join The Dallas Cowboys?

Could Michael Sam Soon Join The Dallas Cowboys?

It appears that Michael Sam’s professional sporting career may be on the rise after all. According to numerous news reports, the Dallas Cowboys are considering taking on the defensive end, who was let go from the St. Louis Rams recently. According to NFL Media, The Texas-based team plan to bring Sam in for a physical today. If […]

Michael Sam Cut From St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam Cut From St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam has been cut from the St. Louis Rams’ selection squad, failing to meet the requirements to be on the 53-man team. Sam, the first openly-gay American football player to be drafted by an NFL team, may still have an opportunity to be included on the Rams’ 10-man practice squad, although his dreams of being the […]

Michael Sam Signs Four-Year Contract With St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam Signs Four-Year Contract With St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam, the first openly-gay American football player to be selected in the NFL Draft, has signed a four-year contract deal with the St. Louis Rams. The St. Louis Rams announced last Thursday via Twitter that the team had selected all eleven players that the Rams picked in the NFL Draft, which included Michael Sam. […]