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Watch: Michael Sam on Courage, Respect and Love in Powerful ESPY Acceptance Speech

By Alice Lytton | /Bent July 17, 2014 at 6:58AM

This is a 'stop everything and watch' moment.


Michael Sam was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY Awards last night. It's not easy being the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL and Sam has handled the whole experience with dignity and, yes, courage. 

You know how I love my wordy intros to inspirational speeches by LGBT people but I can't even right now because TEARS.

Carry on doing what you can, people.