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Football's Michael Sam to Speak at NKU's LGBTQ History Month Celebrations

He made history in 2014 when he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League, becoming the first openly-gay player so chosen.

And now, Michael Sam is headed to Highland Heights.

Northern Kentucky University's LGBTQ Programs & Services office announced on Wednesday that Sam will be the keynote speaker at the school's LGBTQ History Month celebration.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. on the campus.

Sam was a standout player at the University of Missouri where he was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He came out as gay after the season concluded and was drafted by the Rams. His celebratory kiss with his then-boyfriend was a highly publicized moment.

He was ultimately dropped by the Rams and then the Cowboys before a short stint with Montreal's Canadian Football League team. Sam also competed on Dancing with the Stars where he finished tenth.

-Staff report

Photo: Michael Sam (by Marcus Qwertyus via Wiki Commons)