H. Blu’s Word: NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay
April 29th, 2013
Listen in as host Stacey Brewer speaks on NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay.
Jason Collins, who played with the NBA’s Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first active openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports. The center, who is now a free agent, made the disclosure in a column appearing in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated.”Jason Collins has forever changed the face of sports,” said the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group fighting for gay rights. It likened the announcement to Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in major league baseball in the modern era. “At a time when millions are reflecting on the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, Jason Collins is a hero for our own times.”
Collins made a quote perfect for the history books, “I’m black and I’m gay”: Are the major sports leagues ready for players to come out as gay?