Stacie Christian offers take on athlete’s coming out announcement

College football star and pro prospect Michael Sam made big news recently, coming out as gay in a move that would make him the first openly gay NFL player if he is drafted, as expected, later this year. Local 5 News did a local story on reaction, turning to our own Stacie Christian, UW-Green Bay’s interim Diversity Director, for context. Sam’s coming out is a milestone for the LGBTQ community, and can provide a source of strength for students, Christian said. “We appreciate the support he provides by announcing his ability to say ‘I’m gay and I’m going to play football and there is nothing wrong with that.’ ” Full story