I hate when someone is given accolades for shit they did not accomplish. Worse, I hate someone is called a hero for not doing anything remarkable.
However, I love watching history unfold. With technology, there are a million different ways to witness some cool shit.
So, what do I think about Jason Collins coming out? Not much.
Gays have faced discrimination that most could not imagine. There was a time when being gay was considered a mental disorder and many where either killed or sent to "mental" hospitals to be "treated".
In fact, a mere suspicion of homosexuality could get someone fired or sent to jail. And whats crazy is that it was not that long ago. I mean, I still remember Laramie, Wyoming; and that was in 1998: Matthew Shepard
Jason Collins is being called "courageous" for revealing his sexuality, publicly as a professional athlete. Not exactly Jackie Robinson but since sports is the last sanctuary for heterosexuals males, I guess it's something.
But before JC decided to come out, many truly courageous people risked everything to be openly gay. And quite frankly, I rather them get the historical accolades of heroism.
Here is a brief history lesson: Coming Out History