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Jason Collins is gay. But apparently the question now is, just how gay.
On Monday, Collins made history by becoming the first male athlete in US major professional sports to announce he is gay . Obviously, it took little time for a gamut of high-profile figures to react , from athelets to celebs to politicians , with the response being almost universally positive ( save a few SMH reactions ).
By the time the day ended, however, talk had turned to what impact the announcement would have on the 12-year veteran free agent's playing career , and how long it would take for the supporters to give way to haters .
Well, it would be difficult to call iconic drag queen / actor / TV personality RuPaul, an openly gay man, a hater of homosexuals. But on Monday afternoon, he tweeted Collins a message that will certainly be hard for anyone to match.
Hey @ jasoncollins34 I'm still gayer than you!
-- RuPaul (@RuPaul) April 30, 2013
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In an interview with Sports Illustrated 34 year-old, Jason Collins, admits to being gay. The his story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated. During the interview with SI’s Franz Lidz Collins talks about his family and why he decided to come out of the closet now.
The 12 year veteran has played for many teams and is still looking...
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So, yesterday it happened. A male athlete, Jason Collins, of a major American professional sport announced that he’s gay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated. The reactions have been pouring in nonstop. Here’s my obligatory response.
Honestly, it bothers me that this is a thing. That gay athletes feel they must hide who they are from the world...
Don MacLean thinks Jason Collins is 'courageous' for announcing he is gay while still playing in the NBA.
MacLean, who works on the Clippers' pre-and post-game shows for FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket, played in the NBA from 1992-2001 and was named the league's Most Improved Player in 1994 while with the Washington Bullets.
"I know he did it for personal...
Columnist Howard Kurtz left The Daily Beast on Thursday, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins.
Both Kurtz and Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown confirmed his departure over Twitter.
Kurtz did not acknowledge any link between the retraction and his departure.
He tweeted that ''as we began to move in...
Former Celtics center Jason Collins‘ announcement Monday morning that he is gay has been met with overwhelming support, with everyone from his fellow NBA players to former President Bill Clinton to average fans taking to social media to give Collins words of encouragement.
Collins, who is currently a free agent, chronicled his decision to come out in a column that was published...
Jason Collins is America’s first openly gay athlete in a major male team sport. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)Effective today as of when the online edition of Sports Illustrated went live, the major male American team sports finally have one openly gay player. Jason Collins, a 12-year veteran of the NBA, published a first-person essay in Sports Illustrated in which...
Doc has always been extremely supportive of Jason Collins. On several occasions he referred to him as a great locker room presence and he even put him in the starting lineup at one point.
It's possible that Doc already knew the news we all learned about Collins today. Either way, he certainly liked what he brought to the locker room and somehow he might have also been possibly...
Jason Collins has put himself in the brightest spotlight of his career. He recently came out and said that he is homosexual, which makes him the first active athlete in all of the four main professional sports to come out as gay. As the days have gone on, discussions have come up that compared similarities between Jason Collins and Jackie Robinson as innovators in sports. In my opinion...
The star of recently announced gay athlete Jason Collins just continues to grow. Now, it appears he is set to really go prime time. Collins reflects on the worldwide reaction following his decision to reveal that he is a gay man and how he hopes his story will further the conversation around equality. Oprah and [...]
Jason Collins received largely positive support in the aftermath of his announcement that he is gay.
Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Kenneth Faried and Rudy Gay were amongst the dozens of players to publicly offer their support to Collins.
Collins also received encouragement on Twitter from Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Martina Navratilova and Spike...
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck supports Jason Collins’ decision to come out as a gay NBA player, but thinks things may be a little awkward in the player’s locker room for a while. The NFL star sounded like he feels there will be a period of awkwardness at the start.
"I think there’ll be an adjustment period," Tuck told The New York Daily News’ Molly...
Jason, no need to give Tristan a facial.
So we finally got our first active professional athlete to come out of the closet. Jason Collins gets the distinction of that. Good for him. Hopefully, he can spawn others to do what Mike Piazza never could. So far, the majority of the reactions to this news have been very positive (at least according to him) which is good to hear. As far...
I would take credit for pointing out days ago this would happen, but it should have been so clear to anyone who uses their brain, so it wasn’t like I was going out on a limb.
These networks, media and entertainment sites could care less about Jason Collins is gay, all they see are dollar signs and ratings. They are going to milk this until every cow is begging for mercy. Collins...
NBA center Jason Collins announced Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated that he’s gay, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.
One closet door flew off its hinges when an active player said, "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."
The last sentence defines the sort of fan you are.
You either react in horror and break out a bible verse, or wish Jason Collins the best for next season.
How would Portland fans react if he made his announcement to the Oregonian...