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.
Although several athletes from different disciplines have public come out in the past year, not one professional golfer made such announcement. Brandt Snedeker, a professional golfer performing on the PGA tour spoke about this topic on a recent episode of "Feherty".
Because of California's recently enacted law, AB 1266, transgender students like Pat Cordova-Goff can participate in actvities and facitilites that align with their gender identity. Al Jazeera America highlighted Cordova-Goff's story.