I’m unable to say how excited I am about Jason Collins coming out. Even if he’s a dude in the twilight of his NBA career. I hope the rumors about the 3 or 4 dudes planning to come out at once in the NFL are true; I’m incredibly happy as a straight dude with gay relatives and friends to see this come to pass, and incredibly happy (for the most part) to read about the generally very positive pro player responses on Twitter and in response to reporters’ questions. You knew it had to be sooner or later. 2012 seemed to be some sort of tipping point where the American public finally, firmly, came down on the side of justice and fairness.