White House, Former President Bill Clinton Commend Jason CollinsClinton said that Collins' announcement on Monday is an "important moment" for professional sports and the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."

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