Will Jason Collins’ Coming Out Break Open The Confessional Floodgates?


/ April 30, 2013

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.”

According to Sports Illustrated, pro baller Jason Collins didn’t set out to be the first male openly gay athlete to play in a major American team sport. After the news broke, Kobe Bryant offered support on Twitter, along with Spike Lee, Bill Clinton and countless talking heads. But in a matter of moments, the discussion turned sour as a joke from Rick Reilly entered the public chatter. We’ve seen how Frank Ocean’s Tumblr letter impacted both his career and music as a whole. How will Collins’ news change the game? Let’s explore. –>