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Yes, Michael Sam is a distraction — from our bullshit ideas of masculinity

Tweet Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” He’d be a distraction, according to Dungy. I get where he’s coming from. Seriously. What with all [...]
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Watch: Michael Sam and his boyfriend find out he’s become the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL

TweetAs 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. Tweet
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“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

TweetIf you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at [...]
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Watch: Sports anchor quotes Audre Lorde in support of gay football player Michael Sam

TweetSeriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way to the glorious end when Hansen drops some Audre Lore on his viewers: “It is not our differences that divide [...]
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Worried about Superbowl sexism this Sunday? There’s an app for that.

TweetYou guys… you probably don’t know this about me but I like football. When I say like, I mean love. When I say love, I mean looovvvee. Tweet
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