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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.

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

June 04 2014 6:01 PM

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.

April 24 2014 1:47 PM

One letter makes a big difference in this case.

March 23 2014 5:17 PM

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

March 21 2014 11:31 AM

Brooklyn's NBA team will keep Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, after signing him in February to a short-term contract.

March 12 2014 1:43 PM

Collins, who was worn a number 98 jersey in honor of Matthew Shepard, met the college student's family Thursday.

February 28 2014 2:58 PM

He knows he's the first out gay player in the NBA, but Jason Collins simply wants to do his job: making fouls and blocking plays.

February 28 2014 6:00 AM
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