1. Reaction from his team:
#Wizards Statement “We are extremely proud of Jason & support his decision to live his life proudly and openly.” More http://t.co/RJ46mXXGBo— Washington Wizards
2. The NBA:
NBA Commissioner David Stern statement re: Washington Wizards center Jason Collins announcement today: (1/4)— NBA
â€œAs Adam Silver and I said to Jason, we have known the Collins family since Jason and Jarron joined the NBA in 2001 (2/4)— NBA
and they have been exemplary members of the NBA family. Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout (3/4)— NBA
his career and we are proud he has assumed the leadership mantle on this very important issue.â€ #NBAFamily (4/4)— NBA
6. Fellow players, both active and former:
I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. #FTheHaters http://t.co/IugkyZLS9y— Baron Davis
Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU— Kobe Bryant
Congratulations to Jason - society couldn’t hope for a more eloquent & positive role model: http://t.co/PpLbCmiQq8— John Amaechi OBE
Great character from a great family! That’s all that matters! @jasoncollins34 #respect— Earl J Watson
Very proud of and happy for one of the coolest and most down to earth guys I know @jasoncollins34. #Fwhatpplthink— Damien Wilkins
The time has come. Maximum respect. RT @Baron_Davis: I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. … http://t.co/7t29rY3rU3— Steve Nash
12. His twin brother:
http://t.co/CPAecC2Hk6 very proud of you @jasoncollins34— jarron collins
You never know what a new day brings. Hope everyone has a good week and is able to handle the challenges and obstacles that they may face.— jarron collins
14. Athletes outside the NBA:
Big kudos to @JasonCollins34. Living proof that your sexuality has nothing to do with your athletic ability. http://t.co/jvmVzBNJWW #salute— Chris Kluwe
Congrats and its Great to see NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay, first active athlete in the USA big leagues!!! @StandUpFdn— Ben Cohen
By @jasoncollins34 opening doors & doing it his way on his time he has helped shape a more accepting America. May many more follow #courage— Brendon Ayanbadejo
- The Boy Scouts of America has ended its ban on gay leaders, two years after lifting a ban on gay youth members.
- Boston is no longer pursuing a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics.
- An independent committee has been formed to review evidence of the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.