Make sure to pick up this months issue of Sports Illustrated. NBA athlete Jason Collins comes out as gay. He is the first athlete actively playing in major American team sport (Basketball [NBA], Football [NFL], Baseball [MLB], or Hockey [NHL]) to come out of the closet.

An announcement such as this is long overdue, but is no less of a coup for both the sport and African American gay males. I wish Jason lots of success and pray he gets the support he deserves. I made the mistake of reading some of the comments in re this news story and I’m already disappointed.

What can you do right? We’ll all celebrate as “family” instead!