Michael Sam comes out as gay: Fans and media react on Twitter

On Sunday evening, Michael Sam publicly announced that he is gay. Sam sat down with ESPN’s Chris Connelly to discuss his sexuality, the support he’s received from his teammates, as well as other individuals, and how he’s known for the better part of his life that he was attracted to males.

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Sam is the first openly gay NFL draft prospect in history. The news is just another step in the positive direction for LGBT rights. Within the past year, NBA player Jason Collins and and WNBA star Brittney Griner have also come out as openly gay.

As news broke of Sam’s sexuality, fans, media and athletes reacted on Twitter.