The prime minister of India, retired NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari (pictured) all spoke up for feminism this year, part of an unprecedented wave of men actively engaging with what’s usually called "women’s issues." The arrival of the guys signifies a sea change, part of an extraordinary year for feminism.
If ever there was a perfect example of how employment discrimination against gay people operates on a day-to-day basis -- and why Congress needs to outlaw such discrimination -- the National Football League just provided it.
With those courageous words, longtime NBA player Jason Collins made history Monday by coming out as the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports.
The Minnesota Vikings punter and staunch gay rights advocate also has plenty of advice for coaches, fans and anyone in the media who think an openly gay player in the NFL would be a "distraction."