Statement by Rev. Al Sharpton on Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay professional male athlete in a major sport

May 3, 2013   // 0 Comments

April 29, 2013--”The announcement made by NBA center Jason Collins today about being a gay male marks the first time a professional athlete has openly confirmed his sexuality. This is a breakthrough moment in sports and another step towards tolerance and fairness in the African-American community. I salute the courage and candor of Mr. Collins and think he has made a great contribution to this c...

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