Jason Paul Collins (b. Dec. 2, 1978) is an American professional basketball center with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On April 29, 2013, Collins became the first gay athlete to come out while still an active player in one of the four North American major sports leagues.
- Sunday, April 5, 2015Jason Collins says he is proud of the NCAA's "bold" leadership against Indiana's religious objections law, and the association should avoid putting future Final Fours in states that do not protect the rights of LGBT individuals.
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014Jason Collins, a 13-year veteran of the National Basketball Association who last year became the league's first openly gay player, is retiring.
- Thursday, June 5, 2014From the producers of "Web Therapy" and the "It Gets Better" project, comes a new series sharing LGBT celebrities' personal stories of struggle and success. In this video, Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in…
- Monday, May 5, 2014A new type of playbook is fast evolving in the world of sports: An informal, commonsense protocol for how prominent gay and lesbian athletes can come out with maximum acclaim and minimum turmoil. Key decisions include…
- Saturday, March 15, 2014NEW YORK -- Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA's first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to…
- Friday, March 7, 2014SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the LGBT community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.
- Monday, March 3, 2014NEW YORK -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.
- Friday, February 28, 2014NEW YORK -- The NBA plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
- Friday, February 28, 2014DENVER — Jason Collins had plenty of gifts for Matthew Shepard’s parents: a basket, a blowout, an autographed No. 98 jersey that he wears in honor of their son. They also shared some laughs.