Equity & Diversity

What Does Jason Collins Coming Out Mean for Youth Sports?

By Bryan Toporek — April 30, 2013 1 min read

Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, came out as gay on Monday, becoming the first active athlete in a major American professional sport to do so.

It’s almost certain to have ripple effects past professional sports and into the realm of youth athletics.

Collins’ announcement was almost universally lauded, as evidenced by this

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.