George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview with Jason Collins, the first openly gay male athlete in a major professional sport, ABC News announced on Monday.
Collins, the 34-year-old free agent who played with the Washington Wizards, came out in a Sports Illustrated editorial. He wrote:
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. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.
The interview will air Tuesday on "Good Morning America" and additional ABC News platforms.