The story was already told, written, ready for publication at a. He did it to relieve inner turmoil, the type that comes with feeling the need to live a lie. Not only did his announcement unshackle him. It inspired others to unshackle them selves. And other gay athletes who are out have similar stories to tell.
Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player
List of LGBT sportspeople - Wikipedia
Collins became the first openly gay active NBA player — and the first openly gay man to play in any of the four major sports leagues in the United States — when he publicly came out on the cover of Sports Illustrated last April. Collins, who played for seven NBA franchises over the course of his career, signed with the Brooklyn Nets the following winter and played 22 games for coach Jason Kidd, whose Milwuakee Bucks are playing the Nets Wednesday. Via Sports Illustrated :. Believe me: They exist. Every pro sport has them. I know some of them personally. He's now one of the key players on what might be the best team in the league.
None of these athletes are confirmed to be gay or anything like that. The purpose of this list is to go a bit more in depth about some of the rumors that are surrounding these players, not to convince the reader that these athletes are gay. Or, and not to quote Seinfeld, that there would be anything wrong with that.
Sure, there aren't as many LGBT folks as there are straight folks, but you still have to keep in mind that 10 million Americans, which is four percent of the population, identify as LGBT. The LGBT rights movements began to support bisexuals in , which caused an uproar among some folks, but it is what it is. It's fairly important for LGBT people to come out of the closet. They won't be accepted by everybody, but they'll at least get a heavy load off of their chest.