Perspectives

Glenn Burke, Baseball’s Gay ‘Pioneer,’ To Be Honored By MLB

  It’s been 19 years since Glenn Burke died. But he’s finally receiving recognition for becoming the first former Major League Baseball player to come out as gay. Burke will be honored as a gay pioneer for the sport before the All-Star Game in Minneapolis on Tuesday, The New York Times reports. “He was a(…)

Michael Sam Is The First Openly Gay Football Player Drafted Into The NFL

  The first-team All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri became the first openly gay player ever drafted into the NFL when the St. Louis Rams selected him with the 249th pick in the seventh round of the 2014 draft. Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, waited until the eighth-to-last selection(…)