Jason Collins

Michael Sam and the Fight Against the Christian Right

Lio Perron | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Lio Perron

For the first time in U.S. history gay rights took centre stage during the NFL's entry draft, a three-day media bonanza carried live on television. The St. Louis Rams picked Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, who kissed his partner on the lips on live television.

Nobody Cares If You're Gay Anymore?

The Huffington Post Canada | Akihiko Tse | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Impact

Growing up, Tom Chervinsky was never the athletic kid. “I was always the kid who gravitated toward things like choir,” said Chervinsky, 29. “...

His Next Challenge: The Locker Room

CP | Jon Krawczynski, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job.Collins' stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport won overwhelming ...

Gay Athlete Not A Sinner, ESPN Regrets The Error

CP | David Bauder, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - ESPN says that it regrets the "distraction" caused by one of its reporters who described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA cent...

He's Not The First Gay Athlete To Come Out

CP | Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

Even before Jason Collins, plenty of other athletes around the world have come out as gay, either while still active or in retirement.From Martina Nav...

There's More Than One Gay Player in the NBA

Andy Juniper | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In a story appearing in Sports Illustrated's May 6th issue, a professional athlete publicly acknowledges that he is gay. The riveting, first-person story by the thoughtful and sincere Jason Collins opens, remarkably enough: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay..." Is the sporting world ready for this? Within the fantasy realm of professional athletics, there are people whose heads are buried so deep in the sand, they are unable to grasp the concept of reality, or the basic laws of averages. Which is to say there are people who, Jason Collins be damned, are fully convinced that there are no gay men in professional sports. Right.