For the first time in the history of professional sports in the United States, an active member of a team has come out as gay.

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Veteran NBA Center Jason Collins, in an article he wrote for Sports Illustrated says:

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport.

But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.

Collins is a 12-year NBA veteran, who split time last season between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. He played college ball at Stanford.




At the end of the regular season, Collins became a free agent.

What do you think of today announcement?