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Jason Collins, Brittney Griner and Gay Athletes

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Brittney Griner

We were encouraged by Jason Collins’s brave declaration of his gayness this week. There was lots of kudos and congratulations buzzing about on Facebook and Twitter.

We also thank some friends for pointing out that Jason Collins was preceded in coming out in professional sports by Brittney Griner, pictured here, who told an AP reporter in an April 17, 2013 article for that she is a lesbian.

Thanks to Mother Jones calling this fact out.

Pro sports is better for both these brave declarations. We hope that sports in general and pro sports in particular continue to accept diversity within its ranks.