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.
With Rainbow Laces, U.K. Soccer Stars to Stand 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'
September 19 2013 6:36 PM ET

With Rainbow Laces, U.K. Soccer Stars to Stand 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'

Sunnivie Brydum

U.K. advocacy group Stonewall launched its new campaign to fight homophobia in sports, called 'Right Behind Gay Footballers.'

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society
May 31 2013 7:29 PM ET

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society

Trudy Ring

The two appeared at an LGBT-focused Democratic fund-raiser this week.

The Story of How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother
May 16 2013 10:47 AM ET

WATCH: How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother

Lucas Grindley

The two brothers joined Jimmy Kimmel for a lighthearted interview.

Majority of Americans Support Jason Collins, Gay-Inclusive Scouts
May 09 2013 5:21 PM ET

Poll Finds Majority Support for Jason Collins

Sunnivie Brydum

Although most reactions to Collins's coming-out have been positive, nearly a quarter of those surveyed strongly or somewhat oppose Collins's announcement.

WATCH: Former NFL Star Tell Anderson Why He Defended Jason Collins
May 06 2013 7:02 PM ET

WATCH: NFL Star Tells Anderson Why He Defended Collins

Neal Broverman

LeRoy Butler was axed from a church speaking engagement because he supported Jason Collins's coming out.

Jason Collins: I Didn't Set Out to Be the First
April 30 2013 4:13 PM ET

Jason Collins: I Didn't Set Out to Be the First

Michelle Garcia

NBA free agent Jason Collins meets with George Stephanopoulos in his first interview since coming out.

Obama on Jason Collins: Couldn't Be Prouder
April 30 2013 2:05 PM ET

Obama on Jason Collins: Couldn't Be Prouder

Michelle Garcia

At the end of the White House press briefing Tuesday, President Obama decided to take one more question regarding gay NBA player Jason Collins.

Why Collins Wore Number 98
April 29 2013 4:48 PM ET

Why Collins Wore Number 98

Trudy Ring

It's in remembrance of the year Matthew Shepard died and the Trevor Project was founded, he says.

NBA Star Becomes First Openly Gay Player in Major League Sports
April 29 2013 11:44 AM ET

NBA Center Jason Collins: 'I'm Black. And I'm Gay.'

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Basketball center Jason Collins came out in a moving commentary in the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated.

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