He's the league's first openly gay football player, he's received a great deal of attention since he came out, and he's inspired a lot of gay men all over the world.
And yet Michael Sam was cut from two teams in 2014. I know the argument. I've heard it before. Many claim it's because he's not good enough, however, I don't buy it.
In any event, he's giving it one more try.
So far the league has done nothing but break Sam’s heart. He was cut from the St. Louis Rams after playing the pre-season for the team in 2014 then picked up by the Dallas Cowboys for its practice squad only to be cut a month later.
Last summer, the defensive end was signed to a two-year deal by the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.
But during training camp, the former University of Missouri star left for two-weeks to deal with ‘personal matters.’ He sat out the teams’ first five games then played in just one game before quitting the team saying he was concerned with his mental health after the stress of the previous 12 months.
I didn't even know about the last part.
You can read the rest here.
It can't be easy. I know the discrimination I face all the time in publishing, and publishing is one of the more liberal industries. So it just can't be easy for Sam to fight and survive in that kind of heteronormative environment.
I hope he truly realizes and understands just what an inspiration he's been to so many people.
Dismal Gay Farmville Game
I haven't seen it, but according to this article a new version of Farmville...gay Farmville...leaves a great deal to be desired.
While you wouldn’t expect a family-friendly game to have a sign saying ‘God Hates Fags’, for example, there is no context to why these people exist or why Pride is necessary.
As you march around town, if you touch the protesters they will hurt you and remove one of your floats. If you lose all of them, you lose the mission.
Andrea Ritsu, a lesbian trans gamer, wrote a powerful criticism of PrideFest about this issue.
You can read more here.
I can't comment on the game because I haven't even seen it, but I do find the pride aspect interesting. I've never even been to a "Pride" event, and I've been openly gay for most of my life.
Twitter's Reaction To Kanye and Butt Stuff
Now I know what this was all about on Twitter. I noticed Kanye and "anal" something trending yesterday and I never bothered to check it out. ...Seriously.
Twitter reacted hilariously to Kanye West denying he is into butt stuff.
In case you missed it, the rapper went in on Wiz Khalifa for apparently digging at his music. Khalifa had used ‘KK’, a shorthand for weed, as a shot at his wife Kim Kardashian.
Kanye then accused of ‘letting a stripper trap you’, in reference to his ex-girlfriend and Khalifa’s ex-wife, Amber Rose.
All you need to know is Kanye doesn't care for butt play just like millions of other people.
In case you really care about more, you can read about it here.