When this football player came out, he didn’t expecting the support he got. Don’t thank Michael Sam. This happened more than 4 years ago.
Slowly, more athletes from top shelf schools and professional sports are coming out.
Every coming out is important. People realize that there is no one kind of gay person. Gay youth realize they are not alone. Gay adults can see how the world is changing.
Several years ago, Brian Sims, a player at Shippensburg University, came out to his teammates. The fact that this wasn’t a Division 1 school is irrelevant. It was still the hypermacho world of college football.
Not only did they support him, they did so in a way he never expected.
Originally published at ImFromDriftwood.com. I’m From Driftwood envisions a world where every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer person feels understood and accepted, and every straight person is an ally.