Shout out: Coming out in the professional sports community

Posted on April 29th, 2013 by

You might have seen in the news that NBA player Jason Collins just became the first male professional athlete currently in one of the four major sports (football, baseball, hockey, and basketball) to publicly come out as gay. Last week, NPR did a lovely piece on the implications of his move. (At that time, no one knew who was coming out.)

In the NPR piece, the commentators talk about how this might impact the culture of sports for children. I also saw several connects to the It’s Elementary video we watched several weeks ago.

What are people’s reactions to the news?




One Comment

  1. Valerie Walker says:

    Hmm.. I guess this should have been an “In the news…” post. 🙂 The “shout out” is for the fact that Collins did something ground breaking.