Today is a Good Day.

Kevin C. Cox

Lots of feelings and emotions and stuff.

This isn't Sixers related. Who cares. Jason Collins became the first active athlete to announce he's gay and that's the biggest sports story in a long, long time. Read the Sports Illustrated story he wrote because it's awesome.

No one wants to live in fear. I've always been scared of saying the wrong thing. I don't sleep well. I never have. But each time I tell another person, I feel stronger and sleep a little more soundly. It takes an enormous amount of energy to guard such a big secret. I've endured years of misery and gone to enormous lengths to live a lie. I was certain that my world would fall apart if anyone knew. And yet when I acknowledged my sexuality I felt whole for the first time. I still had the same sense of humor, I still had the same mannerisms and my friends still had my back.

This is great news. This is a good day. There's been an awful lot of bad ones lately, but no matter what happens down the road -- and of course there will be plenty of idiots speaking out against this -- Jason Collins coming out is a major step in the right direction towards tolerance and acceptance. Kobe and Nash and Baron Davis have already publicly supported Collins for this. I'm thrilled.

Leave happy thoughts in the comments. It's a good day.

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