The sports world was turned on it's collective ear yesterday, and the general news and social media today, regarding Jason Collins "coming out" as a gay man in a new Sports Illustrated issue. Make that a "black, gay man," as if that makes it any more newsworthy.
A man in the sports spotlight announces he's gay, and this is what the nation is talking about?
Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, who spent this past season with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, has announced he is gay.
He is the first-ever active pro athlete in US sports to come out of the closet.