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Jason Collins’ coming out as gay shouldn’t affect his free agency

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When I read Jason Collins’ story in Sport Illustrated coming out as gay, my first thought was: good. This is an exciting moment, a historic declaration by Collins, who is tearing down the homophobia that once permeated through American team sports. Much later, my another thought kicked in: dread. As Collins notes in his story, [more]

Support for Jason Collins coming out pouring in through statements, twitter

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Jason Collins is not the first gay player in professional sports, and you’re kidding yourself if you think he’s the only one in all of the NBA, NFL or MLB right now. Collins however is the first to come out while an active player (he played with the Celtics and Wizards last season, he is [more]

Veteran NBA Center Jason Collins: “I’m gay”

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Journeyman NBA center Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first active professional major team sport athlete to do so. He wrote an article for Sports Illustrated (that hits newsstands May 6) and came out on his terms in his own words. I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t [more]