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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...

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: '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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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...

Saki Knafo

Amateur Players On Jason Collins: 'It's About Playing Ball Out Here'

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- At an outdoor basketball court in Greenwich Village this week, Peyton Bell, 66, was talking about Jason Collins. "I support him," he s...

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 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...

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

Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay 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 ...

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!"

The Daily Szep -- Jason Collins Caricature

Paul Szep | Posted 06.29.2013 | Celebrity
Paul Szep

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Mike Wallace Doesn't Understand

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.29.2013 | Sports

The list of professional athletes expressing their support for Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay included Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Mardy Fish...

Kobe Bryant, Baron Davis Among Athletes Showing Support For Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

In a moving first-person article in Sports Illustrated that was released on Monday, veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out as gay. "I'm a 34-ye...