Get the latest celeb dish right to your inbox. The cornerstone of his conviction was that, "we must instill in the homosexual community a sense of worth to the individual homosexual", which could only be achieved through campaigns openly led by homosexuals themselves.
Quite simply, teams remain terrified of signing an openly gay player. Some come out in an online identity first, providing an opportunity to go through experiences virtually and safely before risking social sanctions in the real world.
While being afraid to sign an openly gay player smacks of cowardice—the Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson knowing there would be not only disapproval but possibly violence directed against the club—it remains a fact teams fear almost any type of controversy.
Part of a series on. He posed a question: What if a gay player came out in a place like the Dolphins locker room, where there was allegedly severe hazing? Gerrick D.
Raised in the small town of Hitchcock, Texas, Sam said he grew up uncertain about what his sexual orientation was. The state will be led by an embattled governor mired in personal and legal problems for three months.
August 13, He received a law degree from Georgetown in and a master's in education from Harvard in
Archived from the original on 10 October The sources paint a remarkable picture. But Sam, an all-American at the University of Missouri and a co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference in , was cut by the Rams and never played a down in the N.