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Michael Sam to kick off Worcester State Diversity Lecture Series
Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football star who became the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, will kick off Worcester State University’s Diversity Lecture Series this morning.
Sam’s presentation, “From Hitchcock High to the NFL: I am Michael Sam,” will take place 11:30 a.m. today at May Street Banquet Hall, 486 Chandler St.
Sam has become an inspirational icon for inclusion and a spokesperson for the LGBTQ community, and received ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY’s. Sam offers the story of how he kept his sexuality a secret as a small-town Texas football star, then leveraged his personal strength to come out publicly, and the lessons he’s learned.
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