Mystic Valley Area Branch of NAACP
Date: May 1, 2013
Recently Jason Collins, a former player with the Boston Celtics, publicly stated simply and clearly, "I'm black and I'm gay." Mr. Collins' declaration makes him the first male, active, pro athlete in a major team sport to publicly announce his sexual orientation.
We, the local branch of the preeminent civil rights organization, stand with Mr. Collins when he states, "I am who I am, now the rest of the world must deal with it."
Neil Osborne, President Mystic Valley Area Branch NAACP