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12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins, announces he is gay

Support pours in for Jason Collins
Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:09 am by Dan McCarney in David Stern, Jason Collins, NBA

Collins wrote a piece for Sports Illustrated that was published earlier this morning. He becomes the first active, openly gay athlete in American professional team sports.

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” he wrote. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. 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.”

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