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Jason Collins | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Jason Collins

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Out NBA Player Said He's Received Gay Taunts

Posted 03.21.2014 | Sports

When Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major U.S. professional sport, the NBA player received an outpouring of suppo...

LOOK: Jason Collins Meets Matthew Shepard's Parents

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

DENVER (AP) — Jason Collins had plenty of gifts for Matthew Shepard's parents: a basket, a blowout, an autographed No. 98 jersey that he wears in ho...

WATCH: Jason Collins Makes History

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.24.2014 | Sports

Jason Collins had played in 713 regular-season NBA games before arriving at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday but he had never made an appearanc...

The NBA Trend in "Ownership Marketing" (And How It Can Help Jason Collins Get a Job)

Dave Hollander | Posted 12.14.2013 | Sports
Dave Hollander

I promise I'll get to Jason Collins in a minute. Let me set it up first. There's a new trend in the NBA that's helping jump-start franchises that ha...

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.

WATCH: What Jason Collins Wishes He Would Have Told His Fiancée

OWN | Posted 05.07.2013 | OWN

Before announcing to the public that he is gay, NBA athlete Jason Collins was engaged to be married to his college sweetheart, former WNBA player Caro...

WATCH: How Jason Collins' Twin Found Out The NBA Star Was Gay

OWN | Posted 05.06.2013 | OWN

When professional athlete Jason Collins announced his homosexuality in April, the public instantly began acknowledging him as the first openly gay act...

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.

'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...

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...

'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...

Despite Their Best Efforts, Monday Belonged to Jason Collins, Not the Worldwide Leader in Sports

Dan Treadway | Posted 06.30.2013 | Media
Dan Treadway

I don't blame Chris Broussard for saying what anyone familiar with his past opinions on the gay community knew he'd say. I blame ESPN for missing out on the Collins story, then burying it until they could think of a way to make this news about them.

Jason Collins Is a Hero

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

This is undoubtedly a breakthrough moment in athletics, and another step towards fairness and tolerance in the African-American community. As a civil rights leader who has advocated on behalf of LGBT rights, I can unequivocally say that this is a tremendous moment of encouragement.

WATCH: Ellen's Words Of Wisdom For Jason Collins

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

Obama Praises Jason Collins During Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

During a Tuesday press conference at the White House, President Barack Obama praised NBA center Jason Collins for his decision to come out as gay, say...

'Active Homosexual' Jason Collins Will 'Eyeball' Teammates In Locker Room, Anti-Gay Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer has been vehemently opposed to the presence of openly gay athletes in professional sports for some time, so it's no surprise that Jason ...

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

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 Deserves Respect, But May Face Adversity From Fellow NBA Players

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Vin Baker, now 41 years old, last played professionally in 2006. Baker, while fully supportive of Collins and his personal journey, believes that he could face some challenges with fellow players. "I believe there are people in the NBA who would probably take issue. In particular, the players he may potentially play with next year ... As a teammate, I would accept him!"

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Jason Collins After NBA Player Comes Out | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama called Jason Collins on Monday to express his gratitude after the NBA player publicly announced that he is gay, t...