“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.”
– Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran who currently plays for the Washington Wizards. Collins has become the first openly gay athlete from a major team sport.
The professional sports world is in a cultural uproar now that one of their own has jumped out of the closet. Homophobia remains entrenched in professional sports, especially among the men. You know what this means, of course? There really is a fag in the shower! But, I think they’re reaction should be more like my father’s – a true macho man who once thought it was okay to beat up gay guys in the Army – ‘So?’