Missouri defensive end Michael Sam told the New York Times on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is up for the NFL draft this year — by some accounts likely to go early in the draft — and announced his sexual orientation to stay ahead of pre-draft rumors and speculation. (Sam had already come out, privately, to Missouri teammates.)
Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked callers whether it's time for more athletes to come out, if it's old news now, and whether Russia's LGBT policies indicate a need for further activism.
Dan Lebowitz joined Jim and Margery to talk about Michael Sam and gay athletes. Lebowitz is Executive Director of Northeastern University's Institute of Sport in Society.
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