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Ben Cohen Cheers Jason Collins

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Kobe Bryant Praises Jason Collins

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HRC Praises Jason Collins

“Jason Collins’ commitment to living openly is a monumental step forward toward greater equality and he immediately becomes a role model for youth all across this country. His actions today tell LGBT young people that what will define our success in life is our character and dedication, not our sexual orientation. At a moment when millions are reflecting on the …

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Twin Brother Of NBA Player Jason Collins:
I’ve Never Been More Proud Of Him

“I won’t lie. I had no idea. We talked, he answered my questions, I hugged him and I digested what he had told me. At the end of the day, this is what matters: He’s my brother, he’s a great guy, and I want him to be happy. I’ll love him and I’ll support him and, if necessary, I’ll protect …

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NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, First Openly Gay Still-Playing Male Pro Athlete

America finally has its first openly gay and still-playing male major professional sports athlete.  Jason Collins writes today for Sports Illustrated: I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I …

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Rutgers Fires Coach For Homophobic And Physical Abuse Of Basketball Players

Rutgers University today fired head basketball coach Mike Rice after ESPN published videos showing Rice screaming homophobic slurs at players while kicking and pushing them. “Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice,” the school statement read. The footage, revealed by former director of player development Eric Murdock, …

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Quote Of The Day – Kobe Bryant

“Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son.  Why should anyone be surprised? What I can’t tolerate is a lack of tolerance.” – NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, responding to yesterday’s TMZ story about Magic Johnson’s support for his gay son. TMZ ponders: “The strong implication — tolerance is not just limited to parents and their kids, but to …

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Denver Nuggets Star Becomes First NBA Player To Join LGBT Allies Sports Group

Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried, who has two moms, has become the first NBA player the join Athlete Ally, the group founded by former collegiate wrestling star Hudson Taylor. Amanda Terkel reports at Huffington Post: “Becoming an Athlete Ally gives me the opportunity to spread a message of inclusiveness throughout the NBA and our country,” said Faried in a statement …

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Photo Of The Day

Only one man tried out to become one of the Brooklyn Nets dancers. He was cut in the first round despite having college cheerleading experience.

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NBA Strike To End?

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Phoenix Suns President On Coming Out

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Phoenix Suns President Comes Out

The president of the Phoenix Suns NBA franchise has come out. Rick Welts is the first such professional sports leader to publicly declare his gayness. Welts talked separately to NBA commissioner David Stern, Suns guard Steve Nash, Hall of Famer Bill Russell and founding WNBA president Val Ackerman to discuss the message he wished to convey in making his sexual …

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NBA Fines Kobe Bryant $100,000

In a move the Human Rights Campaign calls “unprecedented,” the NBA has fined superstar Kobe Bryant $100,000 for calling a referee a “fucking faggot” during last night’s game. Via press release: While Bryant acknowledged the outburst earlier today and said in a statement it did “not reflect my feelings toward the gay and lesbian communities,” he failed to apologize or …

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Kobe Bryant Calls Ref “Fucking Faggot”

Last night NBA superstar Kobe Bryant called a referee a “fucking faggot” after receiving a technical foul. The Human Rights Campaign reacts: “What a disgrace for Kobe Bryant to use such horribly offensive and distasteful language, especially when millions of people are watching. Hopefully Mr. Bryant will recognize that as a person with such fame and influence, the use of …

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Sassy Gay Friend – Foul Language

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of The Watsons, today’s Swag Tuesday booty is four tickets to see the WNBA’s New York Liberty at Madison Square Garden. The New York Liberty are bringing sports, entertainment and excitement to The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, all summer long. With All-Star Cappie Pondexter averaging more than 20 points a game, the Liberty are poised to …

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If Only We All Had A Taxi Guard

The WBNA’s New York Liberty have been posting a YouTube series on NYC etiquette. This one’s about evil taxi stealers. (If only all cab thieves were so cute.) The last time I gave a cab thief a piece of my mind, her ginormous boyfriend materialized from the shadows to show me his switchblade. True story. West 28th Street.

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NBA Star Sued For Gay Sexual Harassment And Racial Discrimination

New York Knicks star center Eddy Curry has been hit with a sexual harassment and racial discrimination suit by his former chauffeur. The stunning court papers claim Curry, a married father of three, repeatedly approached chauffeur David Kuchinsky “in the nude,” allegedly telling him, “Look at me, Dave, look” and “Come and touch it, Dave.” Curry also made Kuchinsky perform …

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