In a heartfelt column for Sports Illustrated, the 35-year-old center announced his intent to retire during Wednesday’s Bucks versus Nets game.
Jason Collins’ jersey has seen “unprecedented” sales since he became the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. sport.
Jason Collins wears the number in honor of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was murdered in 1998.
Everybody wants to wear No. 98.
“I don’t really have time to think about history right now,” Collins said before the game.
« Je suis comme un mec avec les filles. » Politicien, acteur ou sportif, quand une personnalité publique décide de révéler son homosexualité, ça passe rarement inaperçu.
BuzzFeed chief Los Angeles correspondent Kate Aurthur and Legal Editor Chris Geidner discuss the question of the weekend: What’s off limits when it comes to figures like Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, soon-to-be MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, and others? A recurring LGBT question in a new year.
“The world of sport is definitely starting to do its part in making it a place that is inclusive and safe for athletes to be their true selves,” speed skater Blake Skjellerup says. Although there is much more progress to be made, a moment this week showed how much the world has changed for gay men in sports.
From Jason Collins and Anderson Cooper to the rise of all-digital TV series, showrunner and star Brad Bell, exec. producer Jane Espenson, and costar Sean Hemeon discuss how their small-scaled show has made an enormous impact.
Jason Collins joins the Boston gay pride parade.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen gets political. A big fan of the first lady, Cohen talks about hosting a Democratic LGBT fundraising event next week — and how he hopes to get married.
Why nobody watched Howard Kurtz on Howard Kurtz on Reliable Sources.
The CNN media critic used the first 15 minutes of his Reliable Sources show Sunday to apologize for a rash of recent reporting errors. Even lower ratings than usual.
Although some can still be bought — for a price and your health.
Your entire life was a lie. If the core isn’t bad for you, what else weren’t we told?
Congressman Joe Kennedy, Collins’ old Stanford roommate, was instrumental in the NBA center coming out as gay.
So maybe he’s not perfect. But who else is going to host Reliable Sources ? UPDATE: CNN caved.
And he’s been out for two months.
And now he is no longer with The Daily Beast.
As brilliantly stated by Jon Stewart.
The host of CNN’s Reliable Sources tried to call out the media’s positive coverage of the first openly gay NBA player. He failed.
LeRoy Butler took a stand on behalf of Collins.
It’s a slippery slope, guys.