Michael Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs with a speech that left people across America in tears. Sam expressed a clear understanding of his role in the LGBT sports movement and in changing our culture. We talk about the speech and the next, most crucial chapter in his story: St. Louis Rams training camp and making the team.
Plus, earlier this week Major League Baseball hired Billy Bean as their first Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean is the former MLB player who came out publicly after he retired in the 1990s. Bean played for the San Diego Padres, among other teams, and skipped the funeral of his partner to play a Padres game lest he be discovered to be gay. Where does this move put baseball in the race to be the most inclusive pro sports league in America?