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Brooklyn breaks barrier, signs first openly gay NBA player

Brooklyn breaks barrier, signs first openly gay NBA player

February 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

After the Brooklyn Nets announced the signing of center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Feb. 23, the team became the first in NBA history to have an openly gay player on its active roster. Collins, who publicly came out last April, is expected to see playing time in several of the Nets’ upcoming contests...

Media reaction to Jason Collins unwarranted

Media reaction to Jason Collins unwarranted

May 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“Jason Collins: The First 24 Hours.” That was the headline on the Sports Illustrated website on Tuesday afternoon, a day after Collins announced he is gay. Sports Illustrated, ESPN and just about any sports journalism site you can think of have published responses, reactions, hopes, plans and co...

NBA center makes history by announcing he his gay

May 2, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Sports

NBA center Jason Collins made history on Monday by becoming the first active professional athlete on a major American team sport to publicly announce that he is gay. In a cover article for the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, Collins shared his personal identity and story. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And ...