A lot of birds with mixed feelings about Jason Collins have been tweeting away since his coming out this week.
Some of them have been extremely positive with the belief that Collin’s has finally started the hushed conversation of gays in sports. Some have praised him for his bravery, like President Obama and Bill Clinton, but others have a different point of view on the matter. We chose to look up some of the public’s comments to understand the reaction this buzz has had on this taboo subject.
Surprisingly, it was much more difficult to find negative comments aside from ones affiliated with Christianity, or words of extreme bigotry and homophobia. I think this shows that people are ready to start discussing LGBT equality. Gays in sports are really just another rung on the social ladder helping to pave way to the ultimate goal, equality for everyone.