As always, the Twitter reactions were swift, perhaps the most important coming from those in the sports world. I’ll update this post as the reactions keep coming in, with the newest ones at the top.
We salute you, @jasoncollins34 for your courage and leadership. Any time you want to throw out a first pitch at Fenway Park, let us know.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 29, 2013
Jason’s sexuality doesn’t change the fact that he is a great friend and was a great teammate. @jasoncollins34
— Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) April 29, 2013
I will always support people for being who they are. Happy for @jasoncollins34 that he can lead an honest life.
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) April 29, 2013
(Mike Wallace has since deleted his tweet)
Not smart, Mike Wallace > @wallace17_dakid: All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH…”
— HoldenKushner (@Holdenradio) April 29, 2013
— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) April 29, 2013
Good for Jason Collins. I’d be proud to call him a teammate if I played in the NBA
— Aaron Crow (@acrow43) April 29, 2013
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 29, 2013
My time line seems to be a bit more progressive this morning than usual.
— Jeremy Jarmon (@DoubleJJ90) April 29, 2013
So proud of @jasoncollins34 for having the courage to stand up and out for who he is. I support, respect and salute you!!
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) April 29, 2013
I feel a movement coming.
— Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) April 29, 2013
Well done Jason Collins- you are a brave man. And a big man at that:) 1981 was the year for me- 2013 is the year for you:)
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) April 29, 2013