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Jason Collins Comes Out

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.

Jason Collins, Jesus And Coming Out

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Collins' experience refutes the polarity we hear so much of, that to be religious is to be anti-gay or to be gay is to be anti-religious.

Jason Collins and Online Hate Speech

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media
Aaron Zelinsky

SI's feigned ignorance of the bigotry in its comments thread this morning is unfair to Collins. To portray the reaction as uniformly feel-good cheapens what Collins did today. It also misrepresents how much remains to be done, socially and politically, on equal rights.

Excerpts From Jason Collins' 1st-Person Account In 'SI'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

Excerpts from NBA veteran Jason Collins' first-person account published in Sports Illustrated, as he came out as the first gay male player in the four...

The Daily Szep -- Jason Collins Caricature

Paul Szep | Posted 06.29.2013 | Celebrity
Paul Szep


George Stephanopoulos Big Get

Posted 04.30.2013 | Media

George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview with Jason Collins, the first openly gay male athlete in a major professional sport, AB...

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.

David Stern Statement On Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.29.2013 | Sports

NBA Commissioner David Stern was quick to show his support for Jason Collins on Monday. Not long after the 34-year-old NBA center came out as gay, Ste...

White House Praises Jason Collins For Coming Out

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professiona...

LOOK: 27 Inspiring Athletes Who Have Come Out Of The Closet

Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins, a free agent who played with the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards during the National Basketball Association's 2012-13 season,...

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...

Bill Clinton Praises NBA Center For Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton praised NBA center Jason Collins for becoming the first male athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay, n...

Conservative Writer's Idiotic Comments About Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media

People all over the world lauded Jason Collins when, on Monday, he became the first-ever openly gay man in a major American team sport. The head of th...

NBA Player Comes Out

Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices

NBA center Jason Collins has become the first male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay. The 34-year-old, a free agent w...

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.