Jason Collins, Tom Daley, Michael Sam,
Robbie Rogers, Darren Young, Megan Rapinoe and Caitlin Cahow are
among the openly gay professional athletes featured in a YouTube
video celebrating equality for all athletes.
The 2-minute #ProudToPlay video
released Tuesday racked up nearly 300,000 views by noon.
President Barack Obama, talk show host
Ellen DeGeneres and the late Nelson Mandela are also featured in the
“We have to be brave to step forward
and declare to the rest of the world: 'This is who I am,'” openly
straight Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant says.
“Being gay in sport doesn't change
the way we play the game,” says WNBA star Brittney Griner.
Various athletes from Fallon Fox to
Billy Bean declare: “I'm proud to play.” (The video is embedded
on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)