NBA’s first openly gay player thanks Joe Kennedy for support

April 29th, 2013 at 12:29 pm by under Nesi's Notes

By Ted Nesi

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – Former Boston Celtics player Jason Collins became the first openly gay active athlete in a major U.S. sport on Monday, and he’s crediting Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III with helping him make the announcement.

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One Response to “NBA’s first openly gay player thanks Joe Kennedy for support”

  1. Eric says:

    Why is this news? Who cares?