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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.

Gay Former NBA Player Jason Collins Has COVID-19

The activist says he caught the virus earlier this month while visiting New York, where he attended the Brooklyn Nets Pride game.

A Night of Rousing Speeches Supporting Hillary Clinton

Sen. Cory Booker (pictured) and First Lady Michelle Obama were the stars of the night, but Sen. Bernie Sanders also offered strong support to his former rival.


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

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

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

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

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 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

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

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'

One letter makes a big difference in this case.

Antigay Language Hurled At Collins On The Court

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

Jason Collins Will Remain With Brooklyn Nets

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.

Jason Collins Meets Matthew Shepard's Family

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

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball

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.

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

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

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

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

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.