NBA Player announces “I’m gay”

Sports and Society Administrator April 29, 2013 0

Cindy Boren | Washington Post
April 29, 2013

NBA player Jason Collins announced today that he is gay. This announcement makes him the “first active male athlete in U.S. pro sports to come out.” The key will now be to see how this announcement is received by fans and other players in the league. Collins seems to expect some negative treatment from fans but hopes to receive support within the NBA community. In response to this announcement former President Bill Clinton, who is close to Collins, issued his support and hope that this announcement will be received positively. Jason Collins is a 12 year NBA veteran who played for the Celtics and Wizards last year. To read more on this topic, view the original article:

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