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Months after going public about their sexuality, major league and pro athletes have found their careers heading in different directions.
In a Sports Illustrated article published online on Monday, 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first out gay active male pro athlete in the history of America's major leagues.
NBA power forward Kenneth Faried received the NBA's 'Kia Community Assist Award' in February for his continuing efforts to advance equality, inclusion, and respect.
NBA star Kenneth Faried joins Athlete Ally to promote the importance of professional athletes being allies to the LGBT community.
NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant told a fan on twitter that he shouldn't try to insult someone by calling them 'gay' - a language lesson he learned after calling a referee an anti-gay slur in 2011.
NBA star Kenneth Faried has joined One Colorado to speak out in support of civil unions legislation for same-sex couples in the state.
There have been so many of these lists in the previous weeks. I've read several on this topic alone, and the great thing is that they all agree that 2012 was a truly banner year - to use a sports metaphor - for the elevation of this conversation into the public consciousness.
Over a dozen sports organizations have signed on to go purple for this year’s Spirit Day, helping ensure that the anti-bullying message is seen and heard around the country by fans of basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, wrestling and racing.
In an unprecedented show of support, the six most prominent American major sports leagues will all ‘go purple’ with GLAAD for Spirit Day on Friday, October 19, in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
The National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Women’s Basketball Association (WNBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square and Facebook will join hundreds of celebrities, corporations, news outlets and schools, as well as millions of Americans in wearing purple for Spirit Day on October 19 in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.