NBA free-agent center Jason Collins
says this Thanksgiving will be his first living his “authentic
Collins, 34, came out gay in April in a
cover story for Sports Illustrated.
On the red carpet last week at the L.A.
Gay & Lesbian Center Gala 2013, Collins discussed his first
Thanksgiving as an openly gay man.
“This will be my first Thanksgiving
where I'm living my truly authentic, genuine life,” Collins said.
“And all of my family members know. This time [at] Thanksgiving
not all of my family members … A large part of my family knew but
not everyone knew. So, that's special.”
Collins added that he would celebrate
Thanksgiving in the Bay area.
“My grandmother and my aunts are
doing the cooking,” he said. (The video is embedded on this page.
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