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Jason Collins comes out as gay

Jason Collins becomes the first active pro athlete in the big leagues to come out as gay.

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Jason Collins responds to Tony Dungy brilliantly

Tony Dungy doesn't want Michael Sam on his team. Collins says that's not how people in pro sports should conduct themselves.

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Dungy: I don't agree with Jason Collins' lifestyle

Tony Dungy made it clear last year that he doesn't agree with people being gay in their lives.

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Jason Collins, Donald Sterling: Best, worst of NBA

The league goes from the high of Collins' coming out to the low of Sterling and racism surfacing.

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NBA auctioning signed Jason Collins game jersey

Buy a piece of history with a Jason Collins No. 98 jersey, and support GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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Gay player proud to wear Collins' jersey

"I wear his jersey because I am so proud of Jason for being a voice of hope in the game I love," senior Derek Schell writes.

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Contest: Tweet pic in your Jason Collins jersey

You can win a donation to your favorite LGBT sports charity or a free Gay Games 9 registration. Either way, the NBA will donate part of your purchase to GLSEN or the Matthew Shepard Foundation!

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Standing O for Collins at first home game

The Nets will offer Collins a second 10-day contract and likely sign him for the rest of the season.

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NBA donating proceeds from Collins jerseys

NBA pledges to donate at least $100k to LGBT groups GLSEN and Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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Collins gives Matthew Shepard family #98 jersey

"It was very cool," Judy Shepard said of the gesture. "Very kind and thoughtful."

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Jason Collins #98 jersey top-seller in NBA

Collins had four of the top five selling jersey items in the NBA since he became the first openly gay player in league history.

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Jason Collins plays 7 minutes in Nets loss

It was a bad game for the Brooklyn Nets as Jason Collins debuted No. 98.

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Buy your Jason Collins Nets jersey

No. 98 is on sale now and is already a hot-seller.

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Jason Collins played it right with patience

Jason Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets confirms how ready pro sports is for gay athletes.

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Jason Collins in First Lady's box for SOTU address

Collins will join Boston Marathon bombing survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, among others.

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Podcast: Biggest year for LGBT sports?

After big first half of 2013, big LGBT sports headlines faded in the second half of the year.

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Podcast: Jason Collins still a free agent

Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins still has not had a team sign him. And Gay Bowl XIII kicks off in Phoenix. We're there!

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Why is Jason Collins still unsigned?

"I realize a lot of eyeballs will be on me when I do get the opportunity, and I will be ready for that," Collins says.

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Video: Jason & Jarron Collins talk LGBT youth camp

The NBA brothers share what the camp meant to them

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Jason Collins plays the waiting game

The now-openly gay NBA player still does not have a team, but it's early in free agency and he's been here before.

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Poll: Which NBA team will sign Jason Collins?

NBA free agency begins Monday, and there are several potential landing spots

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Nets reportedly interested in Jason Collins

With so many familiar faces, it would be a great spot for him to land. Though Chris Broussard was quick to dampen the mood.

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OMFG! Jason Collins reads Outsports.

Big thrill to hear the gay NBA trailblazer digs our stuff

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Jason Collins Is Gay AND Black. It Matters.

"The stigma of being LGBT in Black communities runs deep," writes the author. "Jason has been given a platform and he's doing something with it."

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187 pro athletes' reactions to Jason Collins

Current and former professional athletes in all the big sports -- from Kobe Bryant to Kirk Gibson -- weighed in on Jason Collins coming out. And the vast majority were supportive.

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Podcast: How important is Collins coming out

Is this the most important LGBT sports story of all time?

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Roundup: Read media reaction to Jason Collins

Just about every angle has been taken regarding Jason Collins' coming out, from opposition to support, religion to race, and everything in between

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LeRoy Butler On Gays, The Church And Reggie White

"That pastor was talking to me like I was the devil.” The former Green Bay Packer talks about being fired from a church speaking gig for supporting a gay athlete

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Jason Collins jersey sales spike for Wizards

The openly gay NBA player's jersey accounted for all of the custom jerseys sold by the Wizards since he came out

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Video: Obama On Collins: 'I'm Very Proud Of Him'

The president speaks about the NBA player's coming out at a White House press conference.

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Collins Inspires Young Sportswriter To Come Out

"I’m tired of putting on the charade of being straight," the writer says, inspired by Jason Collins' coming out.

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The meaning of Jason Collins' coming out

The kids today will never know a world without an openly gay male pro athlete

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Collins Reaction: Support, Mixed With Idiocy

The overwhelming reaction to Collins' coming out is positive -- including Michelle Obama -- though some idiots and one ultra-Christian media member emerge.

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Kopay On Collins Coming Out: 'I'm Happy As Shit'

The former NFL player became a trailblazer when he came out in 1975. Nearly 40 years later, he celebrates an openly gay pro athlete.

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Jason Collins Wore #98 To Honor Matthew Shepard

Facts about gay NBA player Jason Collins, who came out in Sports Illustrated.

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Jason Collins comes out as gay

Jason Collins becomes the first active pro athlete in the big leagues to come out as gay

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