After there have been rumors that soon athletes would start coming out of the closet left and right Jason Collins beat them all to the punch making him the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay. when Jason was asked about his decision to come out this is what he had to say,
“Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community,” he said in a statement. “It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities.
“For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”
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