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    Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

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    Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

    Post by tigerd98 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:45 pm

    NBA center Jason Collins on Monday announced that he's gay in a story for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first active player in one of the four major American professional team sports to announce that he is gay.

    "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation," Collins wrote. "I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand. "

    A human being simply can't live in fear of their own identity. Jason Collins understood that, which fueled his decision to come out as an openly gay man on Monday, writes Kevin Arnovitz.


    NBA commissioner David Stern commended Collins for his announcement.

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    Re: Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

    Post by mattyice2atl on Mon May 06, 2013 9:54 pm

    I think more will follow. Jason Collins has my respect!

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