Jason Collins Is Not the First Out Gay Pro Athlete

Kate Jones writes for Mother Jones: “Although his coming out in Sports Illustrated is big news, NBA star Jason Collins is not the ‘first openly gay athlete in professional North American team sports,’ as some have claimed. Claiming as much implies that either women’s sports don’t matter as much (or don’t exist at all), or that coming out is somehow less of a big deal for professional athletes who happen to be women.”