Jason Collins is the first US athlete to come out as gay while playing for a major sports league. Which one?

Quiz Question: Jason Collins is the first US athlete to come out as gay while playing for a major sports league. Which one?

The given options are as follows:

  • NBA
  • NFL
  • MLB

The correct answer is: NBA

Fact: Twelve years into his NBA run, Collins was quoted in ‘Sports Illustrated’ saying ‘I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.’ A versatile player who lent talent to seven different teams in his career, Collins would rejoin the Nets for a season as the league’s first openly LGBTQIA+ player before retiring in 2014. In June 2021, Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player in history to come out.

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