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Why Jason Collins matters for your career

Penelope Trunk

Collins is a 12-year NBA veteran who has played for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards and chose to come out in the new edition of Sports Illustrated . I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. ” It’s a great conversation to have, because we all do better in our careers if we are honest about who we are. Gay people get higher pay and have more stable careers if they come out at work.

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