Re "NBA: Center Jason Collins declares that he is gay" (Tribune, April 30):
Don't get me wrong, I love that professional athletes like soccer player Robbie Rogers and basketball stars Brittney Griner and Jason Collins are publicly coming out as gay, but really, why is it so "courageous"? And why does it deserve a call from President Barack Obama?
I've been out as a lesbian for years. I have a partner of eight years and two wonderful children. I don't consider it "courageous" to come out. It's called being honest, being who you are, living your life like any other human being.