Jewish Orthodox rabbi who became the first to publicly disclose his sexual preference leading to much talk and controversy.
He studied at Yeshiva University in New York and later at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel.
He served as an ordained Orthodox rabbi for what may have been the first same-sex marriage in the United States.
He was in a relationship with Steven Goldstein and they adopted a daughter.
While he broke some boundaries in the rabbinical world, Jason Collins broke some barriers in the professional basketball world.