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Michael Sam is gay

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View Postadfalcon, on 09 February 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:

Better go ahead and move this to the think tank, mods, this bitch about to be 50 pages about gay rights and other Posted Image.
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View Posteastcoastrazorback, on 09 February 2014 - 07:58 PM, said:

I guess so he can be as outwardly miserable as everyone else in a relationship that they don't have to hide.

He was actively gay before he announced it. His team and coaches didn't care. This wasn't a commiting to the penis press release. That decision had already been made.

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View Postjacobp, on 09 February 2014 - 08:02 PM, said:

No, it's not. It's about to get cleaned up real quick like
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What exactly does he hope to gain by announcing pre draft that he is into penis?

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View Postsmokeyone, on 09 February 2014 - 07:59 PM, said:

Really? Homosexuality is about sex. A sexual preference. Not friendship. Not plutonic asexual behavior.

God, I hope your kid is gay.

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View Postsmokeyone, on 09 February 2014 - 07:48 PM, said:

I'm not the one doing a press release about who I am :lanekiffin: ing. Seriously this has been a non issue to this point why announce it?

He was worried about there being a story/article about it behind his back, and it becoming a big deal, he actually says that in the video, that's why he chose to just do a press release now and stop all the whispers and talk. Now everyone knows and he can get back to playing football.

If I was in the spotlight I would rather tell people myself than some journalist start spewing who knows what.


Sam's decision to speak out now -- in interviews with ESPN and the New York Times -- comes after his experience two weeks ago at the Senior Bowl, where, he said, many already seemed aware of his sexual orientation.

"I didn't realize how many people actually knew, and I was afraid that someone would tell or leak something out about me," he said. "I want to own my truth. ... No one else should tell my story but me."

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View Posteastcoastrazorback, on 09 February 2014 - 08:07 PM, said:

God, I hope your kid is gay.

If they choose to be I just hope they don't do a press release to announce it. But since it will be a daughter I would prefer they not feel the need to announce who they are having sex with anyway.

The fact that dude is into penis is a non issue with me. Just like it was a non issue with his team, coach, friends, fans until he decided to share it with the world. That's the part I don't get. Why feel the need to announce it? If he is comfortable and secure with who he is why make a big deal out of it? It doesn't/shouldn't define him as a person. It has zero effect on his ability as a football player. It was a pretty open secret that no one was talking about. Rumors or speculation on it wouldn't effect his draft stock more that announcing it.

So why do it?

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In fairness, Smokey, you have posted about your farts and poops on ths forum

You're as interested as letting the world know what's going on with your butthole as this kid is
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Good for him to be the one to come out on his own terms, rather than some hack journalist doing it to make a name for themselves.

And shame on the people condemning him for doing it. Maybe one day you'll meet someone from the LBGT community and realize that they are just as human as you or me.

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View Postsmokeyone, on 09 February 2014 - 08:14 PM, said:

If they choose to be I just hope they don't do a press release to announce it. But since it will be a daughter I would prefer they not feel the need to announce who they are having sex with anyway.

The fact that dude is into penis is a non issue with me. Just like it was a non issue with his team, coach, friends, fans until he decided to share it with the world. That's the part I don't get. Why feel the need to announce it? If he is comfortable and secure with who he is why make a big deal out of it? It doesn't/shouldn't define him as a person. It has zero effect on his ability as a football player. It was a pretty open secret that no one was talking about. Rumors or speculation on it wouldn't effect his draft stock more that announcing it.

So why do it?
Why do it? Because there are no openly gay players and (probably correctly assuming) you're a straight white male you really don't understand how important representation is.

Sam coming out to the media could help kids everywhere come out to their parents and feel good about who they are and not feel "Unnatural" or "perverted" or any other thing that homophobes tell them.
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View PostDawgy_Style, on 09 February 2014 - 08:13 PM, said:

Will the 49ers draft him?

Chris Culliver would disagree

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View Postzartan, on 09 February 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:

In fairness, Smokey, you have posted about your farts and poops on ths forum

You're as interested as letting the world know what's going on with your butthole as this kid is

Why people here have a problem with you, I'll never understand.






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