The Olympics is supposed to be a time when racial and international borders are ignored. Confrontations, negotiations, animosity and discontent between countries are supposed to be pushed to the wayside. Religion and politics take a backseat to something that unites us all: sports.
As former Stanford basketball star Jason Collins ’01’s announcement that he is gay continues to reverberate around the nation, Stanford community members reacted with surprise and pride to the news that the first openly gay active male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport was a Stanford graduate.
The first time I watched Jason Collins ‘01 play basketball, I was four. Fifteen years later, I can’t say that I remember what his shot… Continue Reading »
Former Stanford basketball star Jason Collins ’01 became the first active male athlete in a major US professional sport to come out, an historic announcement revealed today in a story for Sports Illustrated.