Tag: Jason Collins

Archived: Jason Collins Retires

By Chris Hoenig Jason Collins, who broke ground as the first openly gay player on the active roster of one of the “Big Four” pro sports leagues, is retiring. In a column on Sports Illustrated’s website, Collins said he is walking away proud of his accomplishments as an openly gay…

Archived: Jason Collins: Game Changer

By Julissa Catalan In the May 6, 2013, issue ofSports Illustrated, Jason Collins made a ground-breaking announcement: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m 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…

Archived: Jason Collins: The Courage to Come Out

NBA player Jason Collins received the Courage Award at GLSEN’s New York Respect Awards on May 20, 2013. This edited version of his remarks appeared in the Summer 2013 edition of the DiversityInc magazine. CLICK HERE to read the digital edition of this and past issues. As I’m sure you…