You’ve probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre.
Some are calling NBA player Jason a role model for this up-and-coming generation of gay and lesbian athletes. But in some ways, those young athletes and their supporters also have helped pave the way for pros like Collins.
The fact that it took this long for an active gay athlete playing in the four North American sports leagues to come out is maddening.
A momentous day in the world of professional sports as the first openly gay player comes forward.
Former Piston Bay Boy Rick Mahorn is among those applauding Jason Collins.
Jason Collins is a Center for the Washington Wizards. He played at Stanford and made the cover of Sports Illustrated during his years there.