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

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia 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:

  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA

Correct Answer: 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 LGBTQI+ 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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