My guess is that the decision by Jason Collins of the Boston Celtics to come out of the closet will prompt more gays in professional sports to follow suit.
HERE‘s an excerpt from Collins’ first-person article in Sports Illustrated:
I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.
I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone ...