It wasn’t enough for the NBA to celebrate the coming out of Jason Collins, although he was only a marginal player in the league, although his identical twin brother was not gay, and although his long-time girlfriend was surprised to learn he was gay. It wasn’t enough for the NBA to slap players with stiff fines for making “anti-gay” comments, especially after a well-known NBA ref came out as gay.
It wasn’t enough for the NBA to threaten to punish the city of Charlotte, North Carolina with the removal of next year’s All-Star game from the city unless the state allowed men to share locker rooms with women and girls. No, the NBA had to take another, aggressive step, announcing that it is now partnering with GLSEN, the leading gay activist educational organization. FULL REPORT