Count Ellen DeGeneres among those with their full support behind Jason Collins.
Following the NBA center's reveal that he's gay, the talk show hosted opened her program yesterday with appreciation for such a courageous step.
Joked Ellen: "It was more challenging for him. He is 7-feet-tall so when he came out of the closet he had to duck."
But she then turned serious and added:
"I applaud you, Jason Collins, I applaud you. That is a very brave man. I would high-five you but I don’t think I can reach you. But when I see you, I am gonna hug your knees so hard."
On the other side of this news, ESPN's Chris Broussard has made headlines for appearing on Outside the Lines and labeling homosexuality a sin.