Lance Bass, Jason Collins
Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass says he gave NBA player Jason Collins advice on coming out.
"He's been trying to plan this for a very long time, contemplating if he wanted to do this," Bass said on his Sirius XM show, Dirty Pop With Lance Bass. "In fact, he said he was going to call me months ago but was too scared, because he wanted to tell me."
Jason Collins becomes first active NBA player to come out
Jason Segel, Jason Collins, Harvard-Westlake High School Varsity Basketball team, 1995-1996
Jason Collins wasn't the only future celebrity on his Los Angeles high school basketball team. How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel was also a star player on the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines.
ESPN has apologized for the homophobic comments Chris Broussard made while discussing Jason Collins' coming out on the air.
Jason Collins has become the first male athlete to come out while being active in a major professional sport, writing in this week's Sports Illustrated, " I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."