NBA veteran Jason Collins made national headlines when he came out of the closet in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated. As the first openly gay athlete in a major men’s sport, Collins has been receiving major media attention and his former fiancé has decided to get in on the spotlight.
According to reports, former WNBA star Carolyn Moos has decided to tell her side to the story in book form, detailing her experiences with her now-openly gay ex-boyfriend.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Moos said she had no idea Collins was attracted to men, but he did let her know a couple of days before he went public. Read more on Hello Beautiful…
In a moving piece in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, veteran basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay today. The center, who’s spent the past 12 years playing with the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, among other teams, says he was inspired to go public in the wake of the Boston bombing.
“The recent Boston Marathon bombing reinforced the notion that I shouldn’t wait for the circumstances of my coming out to be perfect. Things can change in an instant, so why not live truthfully?” he wrote. “No one wants to live in fear. I’ve always been scared of saying the wrong thing. I don’t sleep well. I never have. But each time I tell another person, I feel stronger and sleep a little more soundly.”
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