Football Player Michael Sam Displays His Muscles for 'Out,' Discusses Coming Out to His Team
Here’s what the 24-year-old St. Louis Rams player had to share with the mag:
On his boyfriend: “We didn’t start off as huge fans of each other. I went up to him to ask if he was OK [when he puked at a party], and he started cursing at me, screaming, ‘F*ck off — do you know who I am?’ I told him I didn’t care who he was. We didn’t speak again for two years.”
On being gay at school: “Everyone knew Vito was gay, so we couldn’t even be seen together. There was a lot of climbing out of windows. Vito was really the person who showed me I had to do it. I wanted us to be comfortable.”
On coming out to his team: “When I got up there in front of my team, it was actually the first time I said the words to anyone: ‘I am gay.’ Mizzou is a family. At another school, it might have been a different story.”
For more from Michael, visit Out.com.