CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 19: Sportscaster Jim Hill and pro basketball player honoree Jason Collins attend the 28th Anniversary Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 19, 2013 in Century City, California.
We don't have a serious tone to our conversations, and I was like, Jarron, I need to talk to you about something serious
I don’t think other players have any issues with it and hope tennis deals with this well ... I saw the Jason Collins thing in basketball and the player and the owners were respectful and happy about his decision and so I think it is a good thing.
I knew it was going to be a big decision for the Minnesota Vikings because now that (NBA player) Jason Collins has come out, they're going to look like, ‘Hey, if we release him now, it's because we're tired of dealing with guys like this,'More quotes »
NBA player Jason Collins' coming out may help inspire young athletes struggling with sexuality
I held that notion through school and into the NFL . I didn't want to put another barrier in my way."Free agent NBA player Jason Collins, 34, a 12-year veteran, last week moved to break through that barrier. He became the first active male athlete from one Read more »
Reaction to Jason Collins shows that people are more enlightened
the Robert's Rules of Order in this already sweeping discussion of NBA veteran Jason Collins' acknowledged homosexuality, impact-by-osmosis appears inevitable.As the first active male athlete in a major American team sport to make public that he is gay, Collins Read more »
Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin among those supporting Jason Collins
Kidd, who dressed in the same NBA locker room with Jason Collins for more than six seasons when they were both New Jersey Nets , does not anticipate that anyone should have an issue being a teammate of Collins now that he has revealed he is gay."I think it Read more »
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Bob Costas Calls Jason Collins the ‘Perfect Guy’ to Come Out in the NBA – Piers Morgan Tonight [Episode Clip]
Costas shared his insight on Jason Collins being the first active NBA player to come out as gay. Costas said that he was surprised it took the NBA so long to reach the milestone that Collins brought about. Further, he said why Collins is the “perfect” candidate 4:17 PM from 24Wired.tv Read more »
A cry for courage
battle against homophobia took a giant step forward recently when Jason Collins came out — the first openly gay American male professional athlete to do so while still in the game. It was courageous. It was needed. And, with the exception of a few ignorant 2:01 AM from New York Post Read more »
Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Support Gay Athletes
(CBS) – When NBA center Jason Collins came out as gay in April, he became the first male openly gay active athlete in one of the four major team sports in the United States. Collins has said he’s felt an overwhelming amount of support from fans and colleagues. from CBS Philly Read more »
Is there a homosexual footballer and is the Premier League ready for him?
world meet Jason Collins. On 29th April 2013, the 34-year old, 12 year professional basketball player became the openly gay active athlete in the four major sports (Baseball, American Football, Ice Hockey and Basketball) in the USA. Collins took the leap by from BlogsFC Read more »
Draft Combine journal: Sexual orientation questions not on NBA teams' docket
— Just 18 days ago, NBA center Jason Collins made a little history by publicly coming out as homosexual, becoming the first active gay male athlete in major American sports. Just two-and-a-half months ago, a member of an unidentified NFL team front office from Sporting News Read more »