15-Year-Old Comes Out To Military Dad When Michael Sam Is Drafted
It just goes to show what kind of impact openly gay role models can have!
A proud military veteran father announced on Facebook that his son came out as gay after watching Michael Sam's emotional draft announcement into the NFL and the St. Louis Rams.
The father writes on the University of Missouri (Sam's alma mater) Facebook page:
I sat in front of my television and watched the NFL draft with my father a MSG, US Army, brother US Army Special Forces, my son, which both parents are soldiers (it’s a family affair) and in a room of hardened Veterans with over 85 years of military service and more than 15 combat tours I saw true courage. When Michael Sam was finally drafted my 15 year old son started crying and told me he was gay. He said he didn’t want to hide anymore or be embarrassed about who he was. Thank you Mizzou for embracing Mr. Sam and recruiting a young man of his caliber so that kids like my son have more positive role models to look to..and thank you for providing opportunities to students regardless of diversity..your program is truly a class act from the players to the coaching staff! I’ll be pulling for you. Stay Classy Mizzou!
Coming out has a huge impact! We hope more public and private figures will follow suit!
Thoughts on this proud dad's post, Instincters?