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First Active NBA Athlete Comes Out

Posted by: Drew Beringer (04/29/13)
NBA free agent Jason Collins has come out as the first openly gay athlete in the four major U.S sports.
 
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09:00 AM on 04/29/13
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Major congrats to Jason Collins. It'll be a fantastic day when stuff like this isn't major news, but kudos for Jason for taking the first steps to that happening today.
09:00 AM on 04/29/13
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Big day, echoing what Drew said this shouldn't even be news but it is. We'll get there eventually.
09:04 AM on 04/29/13
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Very well written, and yeah, I agree with both comments above me.
09:09 AM on 04/29/13
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I was going to say who really cares but Drew did it already. Good for him and I hope to God the media doesn't report every athlete coming out.
09:09 AM on 04/29/13
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good for him!
09:11 AM on 04/29/13
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Good for him - granted, I wish this wasn't headline news. Not to detract from his announcement, but the real social experiment will be when a Top 20 player or a franchise cornerstone comes out.
09:14 AM on 04/29/13
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Oh look, a website where half the comments aren't homophobic abuse towards the guy or people trying to say that being gay is a choice, I think I'll stay here.

I will never understand how some straight men think they can declare that being gay is a choice.
09:15 AM on 04/29/13
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Wait, what? Happy for the guy and all that, but it's 2013 and there's only one openly gay man playing professional basketball in America? Damn.
09:15 AM on 04/29/13
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Props
09:16 AM on 04/29/13
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Oh look, a website where half the comments aren't homophobic abuse towards the guy or people trying to say that being gay is a choice, I think I'll stay here.

Our community has its fair share of ignorance, but when it comes to sexual orientation/preference, we're easily one of the most accepting I've seen online. The overwhelming support for Laura Jane Grace definitely is a prime example.
09:18 AM on 04/29/13
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Wait, what? Happy for the guy and all that, but it's 2013 and there's only one openly gay man playing professional basketball in America? Damn.
Former Jazz center John Amaechi came out after his basketball career and wrote a book about his experiences dealing with homophobia, but no active pro athletes have ever come out.
09:18 AM on 04/29/13
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I was wondering when something like this would happen. Hopefully this encourages other athletes to come out as well.
09:22 AM on 04/29/13
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Our community has its fair share of ignorance, but when it comes to sexual orientation/preference, we're easily one of the most accepting I've seen online. The overwhelming support for Laura Jane Grace definitely is a prime example.
das rite.


I'm so happy Frank Lidz co-wrote this article. He's an amazing man and an amazing journalist, and the trademark simplicity of this piece is what's going to make it iconic.
09:22 AM on 04/29/13
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A major step forward. Great article, too.

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