Michael Sam Gives Emotional Speech At ESPYs After Receiving 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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Watch: Michael Sam accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

Email 17th July 2014, 12:25 PM Ashley Chhibber, PinkNews.co.uk Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

The NFL’s first openly-gay player, Michael Sam, was met with two standing ovations as he accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night.

Sam made history when he was drafted by the St Louis Rams in May, a few months after publicly coming out.

Sam received the award from Dwayne

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Michael Cashman: It is ‘deeply worrying’ that Nicky Morgan has been appointed as equalities minister

Michael Cashman said Nicky Morgan’s appointment was ‘deeply worrying’ Share on WhatsApp 13 reader comments

Former Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the appointment of Nicky Morgan as minister for women and equalities and education secretary, saying it is “deeply worrying”.

On Tuesday, David Cameron appointed Nicky Morgan as the new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.

She is now responsible for schools and the government’s overall strategy on equality. The MP voted against same-sex marriage last year.

Stonewall founder Mr Cashman, who retired as an MEP earlier this month, tweeted to question the appointment: “Nicky Morgan in charge of education and equalities is deeply worrying. The true nature of the Tory party is unchanged and reverting to type.”

Nicky Morgan in charge of education & equalities is deeply worrying. The true nature of the Tory party is unchanged & reverting to type.

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Michael Sam: When I first met my boyfriend, he was dressed as a rabbit and throwing up

Michael Sam has opened up about his relationship with swimmer Vito Cammisano Get the latest LGBT headlines in your inbox with our free daily newsletter! Join Share on WhatsApp 1 reader comment

Openly gay NFL star has opened up about his relationship, revealing he did not get on with his boyfriend when they first met.

In May, the football player shared a kiss on live TV with boyfriend Vito Cammisano after making history with his draft to the St Louis Rams, causing outrage among anti-gay groups.

According to a poll, 47 percent of Americans thought it was

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