Happiest Season
Subscribe To
The Advocate
Scroll To Top

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.

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

March 25 2020 1:43 PM

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.

July 26 2016 1:21 AM Updated

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

December 25 2014 8:00 AM

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

November 19 2014 3:37 PM

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

November 18 2014 5:04 PM

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

November 01 2014 8:30 AM
1