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NBA Homophobia

Jason Collins: The Great Black Hope

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. What you may not know is that many had hoped that the moment would star an African-American male.

LISTEN: 'SnowbizNow' Callers Congratulate NBA Player Jason Collins On His Historic Coming Out

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Today I'm devoting the entire episode of my online radio show to callers who want to share the love with Jason Collins. His coming out rocketed to the top of the world's news headlines within hours of the release of his op-ed in Sports Illustrated.

Jason Collins Makes Amazing Happen

Maya Rupert | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

If playing together in the NBA could make a white guy from Charleston begin to understand the discrimination faced by a black guy from Washington, D.C., in 1958, I'm excited to think what an openly gay player can do for a league that still perpetuates dangerous sexism and homophobia.