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.
Jason Collins's no. 98 Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website

Jason Collins's Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website

The history-making athlete's number 98 Nets jersey is currently the top seller on NBA.com.

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

The first out active NBA player will wear number 98 with the Nets as tribute to Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder in 1998 fueled the adoption of hate-crime laws.

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out

Collins played 11 minutes for the Brooklyn Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers and was greeted warmly by fans.

Report: Jason Collins to Sign With Nets
February 24 2014 11:25 AM ET

Jason Collins Signs With Nets, Making History

Collins, who came out in April, reportedly signed a contract with the Brooklyn team today, making him available to play against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

WATCH: Jason Collins Says 'Duck Dynasty' Star Was Untouchable During SOTU

WATCH: Jason Collins Says Duck Dynasty Star Was Untouchable During SOTU

The out NBA player sat near Willie Robertson during the State of the Union address but couldn’t reach out to the reality star due to the hordes of Republican congressmen jockeying for photo ops.

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

A group of athletes spoke at the U.N. about the importance of combating homophobia in sports.

PHOTOS: LGBT Night OUT at Dodger Stadium

PHOTOS: LGBT Night OUT at Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the team's first LGBT Night OUT Friday, celebrating the historic event with appearances by Lance Bass, Billy Bean, and Jason Collins.

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

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

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

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society

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

The Story of How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother

WATCH: How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother

The two brothers joined Jimmy Kimmel for a lighthearted interview.

Majority of Americans Support Jason Collins, Gay-Inclusive Scouts

Poll Finds Majority Support for Jason Collins

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

WATCH: NFL Star Tells Anderson Why He Defended Collins

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

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

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

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