John M. Becker

Jason Collins Honored With 'TIME 100' Cover

Filed By John M. Becker | April 24, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Chelsea Clinton, Jason Collins, magazine cover, TIME 100, TIME Magazine

jason-collins-time.jpgToday TIME magazine unveiled its "TIME 100" list of the most influential people in the world. For this special issue, the magazine prints not just one cover, but several -- and one of this year's inside cover honorees is none other than Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in NBA history.

The profile on Collins is written by Chelsea Clinton. TODAY reports:

TIME magazine unveiled its 11th annual "Time 100 Most Influential People in the World" issue on Thursday, with major -- and controversial -- figures from music, movies and the political world filling up a large portion of the list.

Superstar Beyonce Knowles-Carter is on the cover of the popular issue, and subsequent inside covers feature actor Robert Redford, Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay athlete, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Other honorees include actress Amy Adams, Amazon founder and The Washington Post's newest owner Jeff Bezos, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pope Francis, actress Christy Turlington Burns, potential presidential candidate and grandmother-to-be Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry, Late Night host Seth Meyers, country singer Carrie Underwood, "Happy" singer Pharrell Williams, Russian President Vladimir Putin and singer Miley Cyrus, making it possibly the first time Putin and Cyrus have had something in common.

The issue hits newsstands tomorrow.

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