LGBT History Month Daily Icons

NBA icon Jason Collins…

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October is LGBT History Month and B.P will Highlight Icons all Month long, starting with today’s featured LGBT Icon ~ Jason Collins

bouncing-a-basketball-smiley-emoticonJason Collins is a retired professional American basketball player who played for 13 seasons with the NBA. During the 2012-13 season, Collins came out in Sports Illustrated before signing with the New Jersey Nets, making him the first openly gay athlete to play on any professional sports team in North America.

“If I had my way, someone else would have already done this,” he said when he came out. “Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

oct5football_smileyDuring his career, Collins played for the Houston Rockets, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Atlanta Hawks, the Boston Celtics, the Washington Wizards and the Brooklyn Nets before retiring in 2014. He wore number 98 on his jersey…

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