“Within the tyrannical homophobia of the sports world, that any man would come out as gay (let alone a black man) is [an LGBT triumph]… but the subsequent fawning over Collins simply stating he was gay still seemed to me, as another gay man, like a new kind of victimization. (George Stephanopoulos interviewed him so tenderly it was as if he was talking to a six-year-old boy.) In another five years hopefully this won’t matter but for now we’re trapped in the times we live in. The reign of The Gay Man as Magical Elf who whenever he comes out appears before us as some kind of saintly E.T. whose sole purpose is to be put in the position of reminding us only about Tolerance and Our Own Prejudices and To Feel Good About Ourselves and to be a symbol instead of just being a gay dude is — lamentably — still in media play…” – Bret Easton Ellis in the new issue of Out.