Michael Sam and Jason Collins tweeted
congratulations to Derrick Gordon on coming out gay.
Gordon, a guard on the Minuteman
basketball team at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,
publicly came out on Wednesday, making him the first openly gay NCAA
Division 1 basketball player.
Gordon, NCAA basketball player, comes out gay.)
Collins is the NBA's first openly gay
player, coming out last year on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
“I'm so proud of @flash2gordon,”
Collins messaged to his more than 108,000 followers. “Another
brave young man who is going to make it easier for so many others to
live an authentic life. #courage.”
Sam, an NFL draft prospect who came out
gay in February, also congratulated Gordon.
“Many congratulations to you Derrick
Gordon @flash2gordon – you have so many in your corner and we're
all proud and rooting for you #courage,” Sam messaged to his more
than 95,000 followers.