Thu, Feb 13, 2014 4:05 PM EST

Sports anchor Dale Hansen sent shockwaves throughout the sports world this week when he quoted Audre Lorde on live TV in Dallas to defend Micheal Sam. It's an impassioned defense even before he quotes Lorde, but to see an older white man do this on television in the South? Amazing.

Read the full transcript of Hansen's comments.

(h/t Mother Jones)