Congrats Jason Collins!

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Isn’t this just heartwarming!?? We officially have our first openly gay NBA player! This is major.  Jason recently made headlines when he came out and is now making history.  Jason will join the Brooklyn Nets <— That’s right New York!!! Yaaaasss!!! Another reason to love NYC…sorry, I digress.  I apologize for my gay glitter outburst.  Here is what the Nets GM Billy King had to say, “The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,”.  “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.” <— Yaaasssss!!!!! Oops.  Sorry… Ok.  Back to the professional writing.

Have you heard of Athlete Ally? They are a great organization that supports the LGBT community as it pertains to professional sports/athletes.  Fabulous organization.  Check them out.  Their executive director released the following statement:  “We are entering a new era of inclusion with Jason Collins, the Brooklyn Nets and the NBA at the forefront,”.  “Jason may be the first, but he’s not the last. It’s because of him and the unprecedented leadership of professional leagues like the NBA that we’ll see more and more LGBT athletes at all levels of competition.”.

I can tell you from first-hand experience that there are plenty of gay or bi-sexual athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB and so on…by the way, first-hand experience doesn’t mean I had relations with them! Get your mind out of the gutter! And while I’m at it, I can also tell you that organizations like the MLB for example are quite quick to dish out nondisclosure to silence anyone who may or may not have knowledge that a player is gay.

Back to Jason.  So happy for him.  This is one small step but a step in the right direction.

Kisses!

 

 

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