Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Is Jason Collins Gay?

Is Jason Collins Gay?  Of Course, I cannot ansear that question. He is a National Basketball Association Center that has averaged 3.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 20 minutes per game. At Dictionary.com the definition is. "of, pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex; homosexual: a gay couple." If he says he is gay, he is gay.but in order to be cerified as a gay or LGBT owned business, you must be at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, exercise independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise, have its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States, and have been formed as a legal entity in the United States.

So if Jason Collins was a business, would he qualify? Carolyn Moos, Jason Collin's former female fiance did not know he was gay and wonders who else he was sleepng with. My point is, should this even matter. If a person makes a decision to be gay, it should only matter to that persons family, friends and partner. It's the same for a business. Should a business still be required to certify itself assmall, disadvantaged, minority, woman owned, LGBT or any other designation, or has the time come to just do business.

Spending time proving you are small, diadvantaged, minority, woman owned, lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered or any other designation  to a government agency takes away from your reason for being in business- to make money. So once all the hoopla dies down, the real story should be if Jason Collins, showing no improvement in his skills, can return to the National Basketball Association because he brings something to the court or because he is now a super minority, black and gay,  in need of some form of government assistance.

Yes, this is all very silly but not moot. Has the time come to remove programs that are now barriers to business growth by removing minority certification programs that clog the engine of business and just do business, or keep dividing people with designations, certifications, and definitions. and by the way, Jason Collins is gay.



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