The number of famous people who have acknowledged their homosexuality continues to grow. Celebrity coming out stories, like those of Ellen Page and Michael Sam, are reflective of the changes in American’s thinking when it comes to homosexuality. Even the Justice Department recently has weighed in on the matter, as more and more states legalize gay marriage. What is the impact on society of celebrity coming out stories?
Football star—Michael Sam
On February 9, 2014, Michael Sam made football history by coming out as gay. The NFL-prospect will be the first openly gay player in the National Football League after he is picked in the upcoming draft. The University of Missouri player has racked up the accolades, helping his team win the Cotton Bowl this past year and being named first-team all-American and defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference by the Associated Press. Read more