As Courtney mentioned in the Reader yesterday, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL this weekend. Here’s a heartwarming video of Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, receiving the call from the St. Louis Rams.
Watching athletes overcome with emotion is always guaranteed to make me tear up. Throw in some public displays of queer love and it’s a winning recipe for a Monday morning cry. Predictably, the kiss brought out some homophobes but hey, it’s nice to have them out where we can see them.
Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.