Huffington Post
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May 31, 2013
Messersmith is a 6-foot-7 shot-blocking specialist from tiny Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He also is believed to be the first openly gay active player in U.S. men's college basketball.
A month ago, Jason Collins came out, becoming the first out gay active male pro athlete in the history of America's major leagues. http://www.glaad.org/blog/nbas-jason-collins-comes-out-makes-history