What Jason Collins is doing something really big for professional sports. Since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier there hasn’t really been a spoken limit to who can and who cannot participate in sports. Sitting out is the unspoken rule. Jeremy Lin brought on the public conversation for Asian- American kids & Collins is making this discourse public for Gay kids.
Sports didn’t have to deal with this for a long time, but now it does. History in the making. I’ll stand with you Jason. I’ll be an ally with pride and so will my friends.
A great piece on the importance of both sides via Matt Welch: http://reason.com/blog/2013/04/29/the-importance-of-allowing-people-to-say
Do you think Think Progress is cising these responses or do you think it’s actually that bad–>http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/04/29/1937171/worst-reactions-jason-collins/