MONDAY KICKSTARTER: College Football Star Michael Sam Comes Out, Could Be NFL’s First Out Player

I trolled the web for LGBT headlines all weekend so you wouldn’t have to. Here’s what I came up with:

PROGRESS REPORT


College football star Michael Sam comes out of the closet. If drafted, he could be NFL's first out player 

Attorney General Eric Holder extends same-sex marriages "full and equal recognition to the greatest extent possible under the law" (video above)

North Carolina school crowns transgender homecoming king

City of West Hollywood incorporates rainbow into its new flag, because, hello, it's West Hollywood

BIGOT WATCH

Anti-gay U.S. preacher goes to Sochi to praise Putin

Republican official says gays should be "purged" from the GOP, blames homosexuality on Satan

Oklahoma restaurant owner won't serve "faggots"

Toronto crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford demands rainbow flag be taken down from City Hall

RUSSIA WATCH

LGBT-centric Chevy ad airs during Olympic opening ceremonies

LGBT activists arrested in Russia say police beat them and threatened rape

Russian ninth grader accused of gay propaganda after coming out

Berlin advocacy group lights rainbow flame in support of LGBT Russians

Official Sochi Winter Olympics gloves have rainbow fingers, FYI

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