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Legendary Hulk Hogan Says Pro Wrestling Has Moved Past Its 'Barbaric Mindset' About Gays
Pollo Del Mar
Drag queen on the SF social, political, editorial and fundrais...
Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.
Jason Collins: Fear Keeps Gay Professional Athletes From Coming Out
First Openly Gay NBA Player Retires
A Conversation with Jason Collins
Elizabeth Ann Thompson
Collins stated he thought about coming out during the lockout in 2011 when he had time on his hands and after seeing an "It Gets Better Video" his trainer did.
LGBT Athletes Speak Up by Coming Out | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)
Blogger - JimmyWin.com; diversity & innovation advocate; found...
Cyd Ziegler, co-founder of OutSports, talks with me about the societal impact of athletes speaking up about their sexual orientation, and what can be done to improve LGBT acceptance in sports.
Out NBA Player Said He's Received Gay Taunts
Jason Collins, Social Change and the Importance of Sports
Associate Professor, Sociology of Education, NYU Steinhardt
Sports has always been about more than just winning and losing and has always been laden with symbolism that matters.
To Understand the Issue of Gays in Sport, Let Us Pay a Visit to the Croods
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.
Author, 'The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love'; ind...
Why are we so in awe at Jason Collins and Michael Sam's coming out? Why are we fascinated again about Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets? What is so striking about Collins and Sam's revelation?
REPORTS: Jason Collins Expected To Sign With Nets
Que(e)rying Michael Sam's Coming-Out Timing
Nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar...
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.
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Olympics Officials Are 'Putting Their Head In The Sand' Over Russian Gay Law, Says Out Athlete
Are Gay Athletes Struggling To Find Success On The Field?
Jason Collins' Ex Fiancee Reveals Why She's 'Deeply Hurt' By NBA Star's Coming Out
WATCH: 9 LGBT Moments In Sports That Made Us Proud This Year
How Jason Collins' Brother Found Out His Twin Is Gay
The Courage to Come Out
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.
Westboro Baptist Church Blames Tornado Devastation On Support For Gay Player
Curtis M. Wong
The Two Authors Who Set the Stage for Jason Collins
Associate Editor, Atria Books
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.
From the Archives: How Coming Out in Professional Sports Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years
Project Manager, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.
Why Coming Out Benefits Straight People As Much As Gay People
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.
Author, The Living Memories Project
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.
Support For Gay Marriage, Ending Boy Scout Ban On Gays Surges In U.S.
Curtis M. Wong
WATCH: What Jason Collins Wishes He Would Have Told His Fiancée
Jason Collins' Coming Out Is 'Opening Doors For People'
Lessons From Jason Collins And Bradley Manning
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 And The Power Of 'I Am'
Rabbi Michael Bernstein
Congregation Gesher L’Torah
The "I am" is a way of affirming the blessings with which we are bestowed, recognizing the core of our identity, and giving thanks for the limitless possibilities before us.
Washington Wizards Wikipedia Refers To Jason Collins As A 'Faggot'
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