Jason Collins Comes Out on the Cover of Sports Illustrated
NBA center Jason Collins covered the May 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, being dubbed as “The Gay Athlete” by the respected sports publication. Inside the issue, Collins penned an emotionally open letter. “I’m a 24-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay,” the article opened. Since coming out, the courageous athlete received immense amounts of support from his basketball contemporaries and fans alike.