Jason Collins on the Dangerous Code Words Used to Refer to Gay Athletes

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, talks about paving the way for future gay athletes and code words used to describe minorities.
Jul 22, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.
Jason Collins loves a challenge, and overcoming the media storm after coming out as the first gay athlete playing in the NBA is a big one. Collins weighs in on NFL coach Tony Dungy's offensive comments about not wanting to coach openly gay football player Michael Sam, and he breaks down dangerous code words the athletic community uses to describe homosexuality.
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