NBA Player Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay Professional Male Athlete In Major Sport
NBA center Jason Collins has become the first male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay.
“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”