Want to know how much of the famous selfie that broke Twitter was pre-planned? Well go behind the scenes with Ellen!
The NBA is working hard to make sure there is an inclusive atmosphere in the sport. The latest goodwill gesture comes from last Friday, when the NBA said they will donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins‘ Nets #98 jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and to Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
There has been huge demand for Collin’s #98 jerseys since he made his debut on the Brooklyn Nets team last week. Collins chose #98 in honor of Matthew Shepard, a college student who was viciously murdered in a hate crime in 1998. Collins also met Shepard’s parents when he played against the Denver Nuggets last Thursday.
In an interview with the New York Post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expressed his mixed emotions regarding Jason Collins. On one hand he’s excited there’s finally an openly gay player in the NBA, but on the other hand he’s discontent that it’s taken so long. Read Silver’s comments after the jump:
Arizona, in all of their backward glory, decided it would be a good idea to try to pass a bill that would allow businesses to deny service to gay people based on their religious beliefs. Of course they were wrong, and they have even put their hosting of the 2015 Super Bowl in jeopardy. The NFL has made no promises that they would pull out if the hate bill passes, but their response is still encouraging.
At the end of the season last year, Jason Collins did an extremely brave thing and came out of the closet. Since coming out he has been a free agent, ready to be picked up by a team. Now, almost five months into the regular season, his time as a free agent came to an end when the Brooklyn Nets, who have been struggling all season, signed him to a 10 day contract!
If you’ve been anywhere near a TV lately, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Kiev is burning.” Unfortunately that’s also a very apt, albeit short, description of what is going on in Ukraine. Over 26 people killed, and hundreds more injured. I don’t have anything too much of my own to add to the conversation, besides I hope the protesters succeed and get the government they need and deserve. I’m writing this post to help point people in the right direction to understand what’s going on in this conflict, and for that, I’ll let this Mother Jones article enlighten you: