Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 10/24/14
For months, the sports world has discussed the potential of the first gay professional athlete.  Advocacy and support for an active gay athlete in American professional sports has grown immensely in the last several years and the question was becoming a matter of when and who and not if.   The time is now and the person is NBA center Jason Collins, who played with the Washington Wizards this past season.  Collins penned a first person story in this week's Sports Illustrated as this week's cover story.  Here's Collins in his own words: "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 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 ha...
1 Comment:
  • Who cares, I mean who really care? Why do we have to, as a society, always feel it's necessary to stick our nose in the business of others. I frankly could care less what people do behind closed doors, it's none of my business and ALL people should just shut their freaking pieholes about how others CHOOSE to live their lives. My wife and I attended a ceremony for a male friend of ours who joined his partner for life. They were happy and in the end that's all that matters.
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