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HRC Statement on the NFL Draft of Michael Sam

May 11, 2014
Filed under: Coming Out, Gay


WASHINGTON– Today openly gay college football star Michael Sam was drafted into the NFL by the St. Louis Rams.  Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin made the following statement.

“We congratulate Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams on their terrific decision to draft him. Today, LGBT young people can look to Sam as proof that being open and proud of who you are doesn't keep you from achieving your dreams.  Gay people are our neighbors and friends.  They're our United States Senators and, starting today, they're our professional football stars.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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