“Visibility is very important,” former NBA star Jason Collins told Chill, while attending the Point Foundation gala earlier this year.
Collins, who came out as gay in 2013, was the first working male athlete from any of the four major North American professional team sports to do so.
Now, Collins (@JasonCollins98) is happy to pass the torch to a new generation of LGBTQ athletes.
“I think we saw the impact of visibility in the sports world recently in the Olympics with Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon having such a huge moment and being the talk of the Olympics. I’ve been in contact with both of them, they’re great kids. I’m dating myself by calling them kids! I wish them all the best.”