MICHAEL SAM, JASON COLLINS SUPPORT HOUSTON LGBT PROTECTIONS

Openly gay athletes Michael Sam and Jason Collins this week announced their support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents sued Houston officials after they rejected a petition to put the ordinance up…

JASON COLLINS, THE FIRST GAY NBA BASKETBALL PLAYER, RETIRES

Jason Collins, the first openly gay basketball player, has retired. The 35-year-old will announce his retirement from the game at the Barclays Center, New York City, later on today (19 November). Following his coming out 18 months ago, he was signed with the Brooklyn Nets. When he did this, he made history by being the…

FIRST LADY INVITES JASON COLLINS FOR STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

After a joint fundraiser for the Democratic Party last year, it was already clear that Michelle Obama had hit it off with Jason Collins. Now Collins will be among the first lady’s special guests during the State of the Union address this week. The White House this morning announced Collins will be among those seated…

JASON COLLINS VOTED SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL MAN

AskMen.com, a leading men’s lifestyle website with 17 million monthly readers, has just released its eighth annual Top 49 Most Influential Men list. Sorry, you didn’t make it. Why 49 and not 50? Don’t ask. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, takes top honors on the poll, which was determined by more than 100,000 voters. NBA hero Jason…