A huge step in pro sports happened today as NBAer Jason Collins came out as the first active gay athlete, according to Sports Illustrated. Several sports figures took to Twitter to show their support for Collins’
Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2013
I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. #FTheHaters bit.ly/12J9el5
— Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis) April 29, 2013
Happy for @jasoncollins34 – a thoughtful guy + beloved teammate, and now, a role model for so many struggling to come out. Good luck to him.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 29, 2013
“@scottdelbango: @spikelee Jason Collins coming out is a crazy thing and an amazing step towards progress. Cheers to the man.”RESPECT.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 29, 2013
I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend. wjcf.co/154piCi
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 29, 2013
The time has come. ...