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Michael Sam's Story Inspires 15 Year Old Boy To Come Out To Family

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05/15/2014 5:12 am
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Michael Sam's Story Inspires 15 Year Old Boy To Come Out To Family
Media Courtesy of CBS Sports

Margie Patton

Staff Writer


Michael Sam hasn’t been in the spotlight very long, but the newly drafted NFL player’s story has already begun to inspire lives. A 15-year-old teen decided to come out to his family after the announcement of the openly gay player’s draft into the St. Louis Rams. Fortunately, the military family was supportive of their son and proud of his decision, so much so that the father decided to tell their story on the Facebook page of Michael Sam’s alma mater, the University of Missouri. The father wrote: “I sat in front of my television and watched the NFL draft with my father a MSG, US Army, brother US Army Special Forces, my son, which both parents are soldiers (it’s a family affair) and in a room of hardened Veterans with over 85 years of military service and more than 15 combat tours I saw true courage. When Michael Sam was finally drafted my 15 year old son started crying and told me he was gay. He said he didn’t want to hide anymore or be embarrassed about who he was. Thank you Mizzou for embracing Mr. Sam and recruiting a young man of his caliber so that kids like my son have more positive role models to look to… and thank you for providing opportunities to students regardless of diversity… your program is truly a class act from the players to the coaching staff! I’ll be pulling for you. Stay Classy Mizzou!” We’re sure there are many similar stories out there now and will be in the future thanks to Michael Sam’s bravery and the institutions that have embraced and supported him. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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