What is a hero? Tabloid discussion quickly shifted from whether Bruce Jenner might be transgender to whether Caitlyn Jenner was a hero. Meanwhile, distasteful memes compared her unfavorably to war veterans. I decided it was time for a letter.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draft pick, was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPY Awards on Tuesday. Sam, who announced earlier this year that he is gay, teared up throughout his speech and his voice faltered at times as he accepted the award, named for the late tennis player who died in 1993 after contracting HIV from a …