BY AFTERELLEN STAFF
Tennis champion Martina Navratilova, a pro athlete who has been out for many years, penned a piece for “Sports Illustrated” today on what Jason Collins’ coming out means for the future of LGBT athletes in sports. Navratilova points out that a change in attitude has been helped along by the vocal support of straight, high-profile allies and projects like the You Can Play initiative, which ensures “equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.”
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