Today, the NBA and WNBA went purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth, as the world takes a stand against bullying.
The NBA announced that they are officially moving the 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte, North Carolina due to the discriminatory House Bill 2
The LGBT community becomes more prominent in the NBA as one of the referees marries her longtime partner, Tanya Stine. In 1997 she became the first woman ever to referee an NBA match.
The first active gay pro NBA player Collins is joined by Misty Copeland, Alonzo H. Mourning, Jr.; Rachael Ray; and Robert Thomas Shepardson.
The NBA announced that starting April 4th until April 22nd, Jason Collins' jersey will be put on auction to support GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
From a standing ovation in L.A. to fans chanting his name in Brooklyn, Jason Collins received an incredible amount of support from the basketball community as the first openly out NBA player. But despite the fact that the majority of the community encouraged his bravery to publicly come out, Collins experienced some negative comments.
During his first contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Collins stepped out onto the court making history. He received a warm welcomed as the fans applauded the player.