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GLSEN will give an award to Jason Collins at their fundraising event.

Vermont athletics welcomes LGBT athletes and coaches
Vermont athletics welcomes LGBT athletes and coaches
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Washington Post-ABC News poll shows wide public support for Jason Collins’s decision - The Washington Post
Washington Post-ABC News poll says nearly 7 out of 10 Americans back NBA player’s announcement.

Jason Collins given award by GLSEN
Not even two weeks after coming out as gay, NBA center Jason Collins will receive his first award for courage. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced Thursday it would present Collins with

These Gay-Bashing Knicks Fans Are Still the Problem After Jason Collins' Moment - Alexander Abad-Santos - The Atlantic Wire
The NYPD has released video of eight New York Knicks fans wanted in connection with a potential hate crime outside Madison Square Garden. And that kind of attack against a gay couple, by a bunch of straight guys in Carmelo Anthony jerseys outside an NBA playoff game, is exactly what pro sports leagues have been worried about — even before the official embrace of Collins.

The Stampede - Angelo Rodriguez High School - Gay Athletes: Not That Big of a Deal
Angelo Rodriguez High School Fairfield, CA - Recently there has been some controversy in the sports world regarding gay athletes in professional sports. The leagues usually don’t give negative feedback to the ‘coming out’ of these athletes, since it would look bad and ruin their ‘rep’.

Religious right shuns black gay athlete - Salon.com
The movement's defense of Tebow in the wake of Collins' annoucement reveals the depths of its persecution complex

Cleveland Browns Players Join the Athlete Ally Movement | Athlete Ally
Current Cleveland Browns star D'Qwell Jackson, free agent Chris Gocong, as well as 12-year NFL veteran Eric Barton, have joined Athlete Ally.

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