The former player of the Boston Celtics, Jason Collins broke the news by revealing his homosexuality in the columns of Sports Illustrated.
“I am black and gay.” By declaring this, the Pivot (power forward) Washington is the first American active athlete to have publicly admitted that he is gay. Even his twin brother did not know.
A “courage” welcomed by the White House. “We salute his courage and support, and hope that his fans and his team will support him in the future. We believe that this is another example of the progress that has been made and the changes that occur in this country, “ said Jay Carney , the spokesman of Barack Obama, after Jason Collins has received a phone call from the U.S. President.
“So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’re with you! “ , has tweeted the First Lady Michelle Obama .