The first active gay pro NBA player Collins is joined by Misty Copeland, Alonzo H. Mourning, Jr.; Rachael Ray; and Robert Thomas Shepardson.
The 2014 Gay Games Opening Ceremony will include stars such as Lance Bass, Broadway actress Andrea McArdle and the Pointer Sisters.
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.
During his first contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Collins stepped out onto the court making history. He received a warm welcomed as the fans applauded the player.
Due to two bomb threats, Open Games events including basketball and swimming got cancelled in Moscow, Russia.
Many voiced their support for Sam. One of the supporters included a Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. In a recent interview with CNN Barkley spoke about Sam’s decision to come out.