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By now all of the sports world has long since been aware of Jason Collins‘ announcement via Sports Illustrated that he is gay. On Wednesday, Collins made his first real public appearance since the revelation — and did so sitting beside his twin brother, Jarron Collins.
Collins actually mentions his brother in the Sports Illustrated article, saying Jarron had no clue that Jason was gay. On late Wednesday night, the duo expounded on that story, with Jarron joking that he missed the “red flags” about his brother.
Another one of the segment’s funnier jokes was when Jarron revealed a T-shirt proclaiming “I’m the straight one” to identify himself from his eight-minute-older brother. Jarron was even seen later actually wearing the shirt out in public.
Aside from that, however, Jason does speak a bit about coming out, sharing a few stories from his recent experience. Check out the interview in the videos below.
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Jason Collins gained nationwide notoriety when he recently announced that he is gay. Collins went from being a relatively unknown professional basketball player to being pretty identifiable in a matter of weeks. Naturally, Collins’ fame has created a lot of confusion for his twin brother, Jarron, who is straight. Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel decided to help solve that...
Jason Collins twin brother Jarron was spotted in Westwood, Los Angeles rocking a "I'm The Straight One" t-shirt.
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Recently Jason Collins became the first active professional athlete on a team sport to come out as gay. Here’s the thing though, when you have an identical twin brother, is it really fair to him? Well, Jaron Collins, brother of the now famous for being gay Jason Collins, is doing his best to make sure people don’t confuse him with his brother. Great shirt....
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April 29, 2013. It's a day that will live forever in the LGBT community. That's when Jason Collins came out publicly in Sports Illustrated. It's also the same day that ESPN NBA insider Chris Broussard went on Outside the Lines to say that he was against homosexuality and called it a life in "open rebellion to God."
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Jason Collins would always make excuses for why he wasn't interested in the women his twin brother and sister-in-law would set him up with on dates.
Jarron Collins still never figured out that Jason was gay.
Jarron joked Wednesday on ABC's ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' that he missed ''red flags'' about Jason, who recently came out as the first active...
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It looks like Jimmy Kimmel found out a way to take care of a mistaken identity problem that Jarron Collins and his twin brother Jason have been running into a lot lately.
Jason, who publicly came out as a gay NBA player a few weeks ago, has been all over the news. But it is the split-image resemblance between the two men that has people mistaking the straight Jarron for his...
It’s been more than 2 weeks since Washington Wizards center Jason Collins became the first openly gay male on US team sport, and since then both Jason and his twin brother Jarron have [...]
It’s cool to see Jason and Jarron Collins take a sometimes serious topic and have fun with it.
According to a story via Larry Brown Sports, the twins appeared on the “Jimmy Kimmel Show” recently to discuss Jason’s announcement from a few weeks ago that he was gay, and what affect it had on his sibling.
Jarron spoke about the fact that he sometimes gets mistaken for his older...
Last night, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had Jason and Jarron Collins on to talk about the news of Jason coming out as a gay NBA player.
Below is the full interview in two parts where Kimmel talks with the twins about the moment of Jason coming out to his brother and at one point, Jimmy lightens the mood by giving Jarron, a “I’m The Straight One” t-shirt: