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Jason Collins Coming Out

Que(e)rying Michael Sam's Coming-Out Timing

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Sam's coming out will be the true litmus test of whether the NFL is indeed open and accepting of gay players. Should no team sign him, the NFL is sending the message that no time is the right time to be out in this sport.

Jason Collins' Ex Fiancee Reveals Why She's 'Deeply Hurt' By NBA Star's Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Just over two months have passed since Washington Wizards center Jason Collins came out, becoming the first openly gay, professional male athlete play...

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

What if Jason Collins Was a Muslim?

Khaled A. Beydoun | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion
Khaled A. Beydoun

"Gay and Muslim American," for both Muslim and non-Muslim Americans, reads like an oxymoron. Yet, is a largely harmonized yet hidden identity that characterizes the experience of many Muslim American men and women.

Why Coming Out Benefits Straight People As Much As Gay People

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay 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.

Lessons From Jason Collins And Bradley Manning

Dale Cooper | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay 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.

Jason Collins Comes Out: More 'Yeah, So What' Than 'OMG'

Michael Kimmel | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports
Michael Kimmel

But wait. Let's not rush too quickly into an orgy of premature self-congratulation. Yes, it's okay to come out -- if you're a celebrity. But in the hearts of Americans, homophobia remains quite alive. It just may be about more than just gay people.

Jason Collins: The Great Black Hope

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay 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 07.02.2013 | Gay 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 Needs New NBA Home

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 05.02.2013 | Sports

The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job. Collins' stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport w...

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...

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.

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

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay 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.

JetBlue Has A Message For Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay 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...

'We've All Played With Gay Players'

Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley became one of the many in the sports world to express his support for Jason Collins after the 12-year NBA vet...

LOOK: Jason Collins' Jersey Number Has Emotional Gay Backstory

Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins has been praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates around the world for becoming the first male U.S. ath...

Jason Collins' Ex-Fiancee Speaks On His Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

Jason Collins' ex-fiancee and longtime girlfriend, Carolyn Moos, opened up about her ex coming out and revealed that she was shocked to learn he is ga...

WATCH: Ellen's Words Of Wisdom For Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Eleven-year NBA veteran Jason Collins made history by coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial that will appear in the sports magazine's May 6, 2...

LISTEN: 'SnowbizNow' Callers Congratulate NBA Player Jason Collins On His Historic Coming Out

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Today I'm devoting the entire episode of my online radio show to callers who want to share the love with Jason Collins. His coming out rocketed to the top of the world's news headlines within hours of the release of his op-ed in Sports Illustrated.

Jason Collins Sought Advice From This Gay Celebrity Before Coming Out

Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins' coming out has already been praised as a turning point for the gay community. As it turns out, the 11-year NBA veteran sought help from...

Jason Collins Makes Amazing Happen

Maya Rupert | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

If playing together in the NBA could make a white guy from Charleston begin to understand the discrimination faced by a black guy from Washington, D.C., in 1958, I'm excited to think what an openly gay player can do for a league that still perpetuates dangerous sexism and homophobia.

Which Gay Marriage Foe Now Wants To Work With Jason Collins?

Posted 04.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Among those issuing messages of support for Washington Wizard Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay male professional athlete in t...

Jason Collins Says 'I'm Gay' In The NBA: Why This Is Huge

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The magnitude of NBA player Jason Collins' coming out today cannot be overestimated. He breaks a barrier that we've been waiting for someone to plunge through: a major league sports player saying "I'm gay" while still playing and at the height of his career.