Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Carolyn Moos is probably a name you wouldn’t recognize in conversation, but if one were to mention Jason Collins, it might click. She is the former fiancée of the NBA player who recently came-out, and is the first openly gay male athlete in professional sports. She spent eight years in a relationship with Collins, most of them while both student-athletes at Stanford, only to have him call off their wedding one month before they were scheduled to be married. He never provided a reason, and left her life shattered and full of confusion. Moos spoke recently with Cosmopolitan, and shared not only how he ended things so suddenly, but how she learned he was gay, and how it affected her life. Jason told me he’s gay over the phone on a Monday morning in April, the same day the magazine hit newsstands. However, he didn’t mention the article—that came as a surprise when I heard about it from a friend. In his essay, Jason wrote that he’d once been engaged to a woman. Reporters zoomed in on me, thrusting my name into the news. My in-box exploded with e-mails from women saying the same thing had happened to them. I’m [...]
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