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Jason Collins Comes Out

Are Gay Athletes Struggling To Find Success On The Field?

Agence France Presse | JIM SLATER | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Months after admitting they are gay athletes, football's Robbie Rogers, basketball's Jason Collins and boxer Orlando Cruz have been unable to have muc...

How Jason Collins' Brother Found Out His Twin Is Gay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NBA veteran Jarron Collins stopped by the HuffPost Live studio Thursday to chat about the whirlwind reaction to his brother Jason Collins' announcemen...

WATCH: Red Sox Have Jason Collins Throw Ceremonial 1st Pitch

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports

When Jason Collins became the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team sport to come out as gay in April, the Boston Red Sox extend...

The Two Authors Who Set the Stage for Jason Collins

Todd Hunter | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Todd Hunter

When Jason Collins decided to reveal the life he'd kept secret for so long, Harris, Dean, James Baldwin before them, and many other literary figures had already been on set, prepping the scene, readying our minds for what's to come.

Why Coming Out Benefits Straight People As Much As Gay People

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Coming out isn't just healthy, necessary and liberating for gay people; everyone else benefits as well. Lies are destructive, not only to the person telling them but to everyone else who becomes collateral damage.

Jason Collins' Coming Out Is 'Opening Doors For People'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rapper Lil Wayne, who is a huge basketball fan, recently spoke in favor of NBA center Jason Collins coming out during an interview with MTV. The "...

Lessons From Jason Collins And Bradley Manning

Dale Cooper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dale Cooper

For us gays, last week was a big week in the news, but as a gay man, I am pissed off about what two of those news events say about which types of stories of queer bravery and honesty will be celebrated by the country and which will not.

Washington Wizards Wikipedia Refers To Jason Collins As A 'Faggot'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Washington Wizards Wikipedia page was recently altered so that a blurb about Jason Collins' coming out referred to the athlete as a "faggot." Qu...

A$AP Rocky Sounds Off On Closeted Gay Men

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky recently stopped by Washington D.C.'s WKYS 93.9fm radio station. During the interview he discussed his red lipstick controve...

National Gay And Lesbian Athlete Hall Of Fame Launches In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the heels of Jason Collins making headlines for coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial and Brittney Griner publicly addressing her sexuality,...

Jason Collins: The Great Black Hope

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment: a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. What you may not know is that many had hoped that the moment would star an African-American male.

A Gay Dad Challenges Mike Huckabee To A Basketball Skirmish

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Your team has ignored and trampled "standards" for years. It was only after discovering that our team wanted to play on your turf that you suddenly started claiming that somehow, because of our anatomy, the game could no longer be called "basketball."

Jason Collins' Brother: 'I Had No Idea'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports

Jarron Collins didn't know that his twin brother, Jason, was gay until a conversation late last summer. "I won't lie. I had no idea," Jarron wrote,...

Jason Collins: 'I Can Still Play In This League'

Posted 05.01.2013 | Sports

Jason Collins joined TNT's "Inside The NBA" on Tuesday night, a day after he came out as gay in a moving first-person article in Sports Illustrated. T...

Jason Linkins

Jason Collins Accused Of Not Disclosing Thing He Actually Totally Disclosed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2013 | Media

Jiminy damn crickets. Mysterious multi-platform media macher Howard Kurtz has taken issue with the way NBA player Jason Collins -- now best known for ...

The Unfortunate Celebration of Jason Collins' Coming Out

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For one, the "coming out" dog and pony show that the media puts on now is getting tired. It should not be breaking news in 2013 for anyone to announce their sexuality. I understand how "momentous" and "unprecedented" all of this is, but I do find it exploitative and repetitive as well.

Anti-Gay Church Vows NBA Protest In Wake Of Jason Collins' Coming Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jason Collins has never played for the Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that won't stop the Westboro Baptist Church from vowing to pr...

'90s Pop Star On One Direction Members: 'Statistically Speaking, One Probably Is' Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

N'Sync star Lance Bass stopped by "The Rubin Report" to chat about his advice to Jason Collins, the NBA veteran who came out as gay earlier this week....

Wisconsin Church Allegedly Cancels Former NFL Player's Appearance After His Tweet Of Support For Jason Collins

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler was scheduled to speak at the church, but when they found out that he had tweeted, "Congrats to Jason Collins," they cancelled his appearance. Butler took to Twitter to tell the story.

John Amaechi: There Are Other Current Gay NBA Players

Posted 05.01.2013 | Sports

Former NBA player John Amaechi, who announced that he was gay four years after his own retirement, has been in high demand as an interview subject sin...

No Chris Broussard, We Don't Have to Tolerate Bigotry Based in Religion

Ariel Chesler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariel Chesler

Religious tolerance as I see it only means respecting others' right to pray to whomever they choose. It does not mean respecting bigotry.

JetBlue Has A Message For Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

JetBlue Airways has a message for NBA player Jason Collins: Thanks. The Washington Wizards' center made headlines on Monday after he became the fi...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings opened the playoffs with a 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis. Chicago and Anaheim came up winners on opening night.

Millions Feel the Burn of Jason Collins' "Heat"

Jonathan Rauch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Rauch

When he came out of the closet this week, becoming the first openly gay player the NBA, center Jason Collins said he had "baked for 33 years" in the heat of his secret. Millions of gay Americans have sweated in that same heat. But many of us can go Collins one better.

Amanda Terkel

Will Jason Collins Find His Branch Rickey? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The gay community has its Jackie Robinson. It now needs its Branch Rickey. NBA player Jason Collins took the sports world by surprise...