Michael Sam lives in a world where we break stereotypes. Where a team 2 years removed from a collapsing Big XII, goes 7-2 in the SEC despite having the “distraction” of an openly gay player in their locker room. Where that openly gay player isn’t just left alone by his teammates, but supported and loved by them and all their fans. And he does this in the SEC, etched in a region where Anti-homosexual sentiments and legislation are strongest.
Secretary Kerry speaks with retired U.S Air Force Maj. Jesse M. Baltazar, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and a World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veteran at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on November 1, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]