He is first African American male who admitted to being gay while still playing in the NBA. Jason plays for the Washington Wizards. At the end of this season he will be a free agent. He wears the number 98 in memory of a hate crime against a young gay male.
Jason Collins isn’t the only African American male that has admitted to being gay. Here are a few other African American individuals who have contributed to making strides in bring more awareness to the gay community.