NBA star Jason Collins made history today, when he announced he was gay.
The free agent comes out in this weeks edition of Sports Illustrated, and by doing so has made WAVES in the sports world.
This makes Jason the first active professional athlete from a major North American sport to come out as gay, and he has already started to receive praise by Hollywood.
Rosie O'Donnell: Thank you Jason Collins—for being the first one—knocking down doors!!!
Neil Patrick Harris: Bravo, @JasonCollins34! Thanks for stepping up. For standing tall. And at 7 feet, that's saying a lot.
Ellen DeGeneres: @NBA center @JasonCollins34 is the 1st player on a US major team. I'm overwhelmed by your bravery, Jason, & sending so much love
This is INCREDIBLE!!
Congrats Jason! You're an INSPIRATION!!!