Feb 24, 2014 — The first openly gay man to play for a team in one of the nation's four major professional sports, Collins has joined the Brooklyn Nets. There was applause and some fans stood when he played Sunday.
Feb 23, 2014 — Jason Collins, who signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, will be the first active openly gay player in NBA history when he takes to the floor with the team.
Feb 10, 2014 — Michael Sam, a standout at the University of Missouri, announced that he's gay. He's the first active NFL prospect or player to do that. Scouts and executives say he wasn't going to be a first- or second-round pick before that news. The reality is he's now slipped further in the draft, they say.
Apr 29, 2013 — A veteran of 12 seasons in the league, the basketball player says he's going public now because he's confronted "who I really am and what I really want." While some players from major team sports have come out after retiring, he's the first to do so while still planning to play.