Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 5/1/13

On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay, and by doing so, made himself the first active openly homosexual male athlete in any of the four major American team sports. The Boston Red Sox noticed...inviting the onetime Boston Celtics center (Collins donned the green and white earlier this season) to Fenway Park. Interestingly enough, it is the Red Sox who are widely regarded as having been the last Major League team to have integrated.  So, um...progress?

This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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