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Barkley & Shaq Chat With Jason Collins

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Jason Collins’ #98 Jersey: Top Seller

The Washington Wizards announced today that 100% of its online custom jersey sales in the last 48 hours have borne the name and number of Jason Collins. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins’ jerseys got a boost in online sales after he became the first openly gay athlete on a major U.S. team sport. Team spokesman Scott Hall told ABC News …

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Athlete Ally Thanks Jason Collins

Featuring Hudson Taylor and Brendon Ayanbadego.

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Obama On Collins: I Couldn’t Be Prouder

Wingnut sites are losing their shit. Heh.

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Quote Of The Day: Andy Roddick

“Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collin’s courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself. As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people …

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Dan Savage On Jason Collins’ Coming Out: This Feels Almost As Big As DADT Repeal

With Athlete Ally founder Hudson Taylor on the panel.

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Jason Collins On Good Morning America

Jason Collins appeared on Good Morning America today. Sitting down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for his first interview since coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial published on Monday, Collins admitted that he finds it “kind of mind-boggling” that he became the first active openly gay athlete in major U.S.team sports. “I never set out to be the first,” Collins …

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Ellen Cheers Jason Collins

“I’m gonna hug your knees so hard.”

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Frank Bruni Knows When Gay People Will Stop Talking About People Coming Out

“Many of us want to, and will: when a gay, lesbian or transgendered kid isn’t at special risk of being brutalized or committing suicide. When the federal government outlaws discrimination against people based on sexual orientation, which it still hasn’t done. “When immigration laws give same-sex couples the same consideration that they do heterosexual ones. When the Defense of Marriage …

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Red Sox Make Pitch To Jason Collins

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Haters Rally Around ESPN Sportscaster As He Flails About To Save His Job

“Today on OTL, as part of a larger, wide-ranging discussion on today’s news, I offered my personal opinion as it relates to Christianity, a point of view that I have expressed publicly before. I realize that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that. As has been the case in the past, my beliefs have not …

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Collins: I Secretly Chose #98 As A Tribute To Matthew Shepard & Trevor Project

The parents of Matthew Shepard say they are floored at the news that Jason Collins secretly chose 98 as his uniform number as a tribute to Matthew Shepard and the Trevor Project, which was founded in August 1998 two months before Shepard was murdered. “It made me cry,” Judy Shepard told FOXSports.com during an interview Monday afternoon. “It was really …

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Jason Collins Tweets Appreciation

Guess which word the haters are pouncing upon?

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President Obama Calls Jason Collins

Via Raw Story: President Barack Obama called NBA player Jason Collins on Monday to praise his courage after he became the first star in big-time American professional team sports to come out as gay.  Collins, currently a free agent who has played for six teams over 12 seasons, made the announcement in a blockbuster article in Sports Illustrated. “The President …

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ESPN Sportscaster Attacks Jason Collins:
The Bible Says He’s Not A Christian

Think Progress notes that the attack came in front of openly gay fellow ESPN sportscaster LZ Granderson, who fired back: “I really don’t need Chris or anyone else telling me if I’m a Christian because Jesus tells me I am.”

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TMZ: Boston Pride Wants Jason Collins

In today’s interview with Sports Illustrated, Jason Collins said that he was partially inspired to come out after watching Boston’s gay pride parade, an event he had longed to join. Long no longer, Mr. Collins: Well, that was quick … TMZ has learned Jason Collins has officially been asked to lead Boston’s pride parade this summer, hours after the NBA …

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Athletes Cheer Jason Collins

Navratilova’s responses are especially interesting.

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White House Praises Jason Collins

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Spike Lee Defends Jason Collins

Filmmaker Spike Lee, a rabid basketball fan often seen courtside at Madison Square Garden, is battling haters on Twitter after announcing his support for Jason Collins.

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Clintons: We’re Proud Of Jason Collins

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