Watch Michael Sam’s Heartfelt Speech At The ESPYs

by | July 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM | Black Entertainment, LGBT


When he received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at last night’s ESPY awards, St. Louis Rams’ Defensive End Michael Sam not only served as another reminder that gay athletes are not only coming out but they are also becoming more and more visible.

I personally don’t know how someone can watch this young man give his speech and not be touched by the words and the meaning behind it. See the acceptance speech here for the award Sam received from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

And another visual that seemed as natural as anything else during the event? Sam present with his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, who you saw in the acceptance speech video above.

Vito Cammisano and MIchael Sam (Getty)

Dwayne Johnson and Michael Sam at last night's ESPY Awards (Getty)

Progress is happening here and now. Bravo!