Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013, 9:35pm
29 April 2013 – For Immediate Distribution
OUTSPORT TORONTO proudly congratulates NBA centre Jason Collins on the leadership he has shown by coming out and becoming publicly recognised as the first openly gay male athlete playing in a major North American team sport.
All athletes, regardless of their sexual orientation, seek to play their game with authenticity and honesty, and all athletes deserve that chance. Coming out and being honest as Jason Collins has, and as Brittney Griner, the Women’s NBA #1 draft pick did on April 17, makes a difference towards the quality of game we see played, and all sports fans can support a choice to improve the game!
OUTSPORT TORONTO continues to applaud the athletes and allies who lead the charge to make sport an accepting and open environment, and to support LGBT athletes who are proving that no matter your sexual orientation, it’s the quality of your skills and teamwork that define your limits, not your sexuality. Read more...