MICHAEL SAM, JASON COLLINS SUPPORT HOUSTON LGBT PROTECTIONS

Openly gay athletes Michael Sam and Jason Collins this week announced their support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents sued Houston officials after they rejected a petition to put the ordinance up…

JASON COLLINS, THE FIRST GAY NBA BASKETBALL PLAYER, RETIRES

Jason Collins, the first openly gay basketball player, has retired. The 35-year-old will announce his retirement from the game at the Barclays Center, New York City, later on today (19 November). Following his coming out 18 months ago, he was signed with the Brooklyn Nets. When he did this, he made history by being the…

JASON COLLINS SHARES HIS EXPERIENCES GROWING UP GAY IN ‘IT GOT BETTER’

Jason Collins has joined other big names in an incredible new campaign that aims to provide a platform for queer celebrity experiences in an effort to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth realize that it really does get better. Launched by Lexus in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project, the “It Got Better”…

JASON COLLINS LEADS MARRIOTT HOTEL’S NEW LGBTI TRAVEL CAMPAIGN

Hotel chain Marriott International is courting gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans travelers with a new ad campaign featuring out NBA star Jason Collins, trans model Geena Rocero and other LGBTI individuals. Using the hashtag #LoveTravels, Marriott’s campaign features print ads and social media Collins called ‘important not only to the LGBT community but to society in general’….

FIRST LADY INVITES JASON COLLINS FOR STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

After a joint fundraiser for the Democratic Party last year, it was already clear that Michelle Obama had hit it off with Jason Collins. Now Collins will be among the first lady’s special guests during the State of the Union address this week. The White House this morning announced Collins will be among those seated…

JASON COLLINS VOTED SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL MAN

AskMen.com, a leading men’s lifestyle website with 17 million monthly readers, has just released its eighth annual Top 49 Most Influential Men list. Sorry, you didn’t make it. Why 49 and not 50? Don’t ask. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, takes top honors on the poll, which was determined by more than 100,000 voters. NBA hero Jason…

SPORTS STARS SPEAK OUT AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA @ UN HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

UNITED NATIONS — Former professional basketball player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova on Tuesday urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to take gay rights into consideration when awarding major sporting events. The two openly gay athletes spoke at a special United Nations event celebrating International Human Rights Day. They focused in part on the…

DESPITE NOT HAVING A TEAM JASON COLLINS COUNTS HIS BLESSINGS

This is the first fall in more than a decade that Jason C0llins has not been on the roster of an NBA team. But no need to feel sorry for him. ‘Whatever your situation you try to have a positive outlook on so everything is a blessing. I couldn’t be happier and more content with…

JASON COLLINS INTRODUCING MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS @ MTVs VMAs

Basketball player Jason Collins will be on the Video Music Awards’ stage tonight. The first active NBA player to come out gay will introduce Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis. According to the site NewNowNext, the hip-hop duo will perform Same Love. This will be the first time Mackelmore and Lewis will appear on the MTV award show. Joining them on…