Jason Collins

Read the latest news about Jason Collins, the basketball player who came out in an issue of Sports Illustrated in 2013. Because of this, Jason Collins became the first active male professional athlete in North America to be open about his sexuality. Since his coming out, the NBA center has supported and been a speaker for a variety of LGBT organizations, including The Trevor Project. He later revealed this jersey number, 98, is a nod to the year of Matthew Shepard’s murder, which also holds a special place for the youth advocacy organization.
Under the Covers, 2014

The LGBT Faces of This Year's Magazines

A year-end look at who graced the covers of the nation's top publications.

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Collins, the first openly gay active player in a major men's pro team sport, is ending his basketball career.

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

Jason Collins Takes on New York City Marathon

Jason Collins Takes on New York City Marathon

Collins will join other major figures in professional basketball to encourage kids to exercise.

Jason Collins on Continuing the Dialogue of Inclusion

Jason Collins on Continuing the Dialogue of Inclusion

As the NBA season starts back up, Jason Collins says it's time to instill confidence in the next generation of LGBT leaders.

WATCH: Travis Wall Brings Same-Sex Couples to 'So You Think You Can Dance'

WATCH: Travis Wall Proves Same-Sex Couples Can Dance

The piece is believed to be the first featuring same-sex partner dancing on the Fox dance competition.

Jason Collins Is Proud to Play Because It Got Better

Jason Collins Is Proud to Play Because It Got Better

Collins, Robbie Rogers, Brittney Griner, and dozens of other athletes show their pride this month.

NBA's Jason Collins Makes Time's 'Most Influential' List

NBA's Jason Collins Makes Time's 'Most Influential' List

Gay NBA player Jason Collins was named one of the "most influential" people in the world by Time, nabbing an inside cover of the magazine.

AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'

AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'

One letter makes a big difference in this case.

Antigay Language Hurled At Collins On The Court

Antigay Language Hurled at Collins on the Court

Collins says a "knucklehead" used defamatory language against him during a game.

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