Tag Archives: Jason Collins

Gun Used In 2012 Shooting At FRC Office Goes On Display At Crime Museum

The gun used in the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council’s headquarters has gone on display at Washington DC’s Crime Museum. Via World Net Daily: The yellowed “eyes” of the Volkswagen Beetle that serial killer Ted Bundy used to kidnap his victims still watch over a grisly display of crime artifacts: Unabomber letters. The noose from a Ku Klux …

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Jason Collins Signs With Yahoo Sports

Outsports has the announcement from Yahoo: At Yahoo Sports, we’re always look to guide our readers to the best, most relevant, original content we can. And today I’m happy to welcome the latest addition to our lineup, former NBA player Jason Collins. Jason will provide original video programming for the Yahoo Sports studio including basketball analysis for both the upcoming …

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Jason Collins Retires From NBA

“It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports. And it has been nine months since I signed with the Nets and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear in a game in one of those leagues. It feels …

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Out Magazine Unveils 2014 Out 100 List

Out Magazine has unveiled this year’s Out 100 list. The 2014 ranking features Buzzfeed‘s Chris Geidner (seated above) and New York Times writer Josh Barro (third from left.) Others on the list are Dan Savage, Larry Kramer, Andy Bell, Armistead Maupin, Jason Collins, Richard Chamberlain, Carmen Carrera, and the cast of Looking.  See the full list.

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Obama Appoints Jason Collins To Federal Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Council

Via White House press release: President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Jason Collins, Appointee for Member, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Jason Collins is a professional basketball player with the Brooklyn Nets, where he has played since 2014. Previously, he played for the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta …

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Jason Collins Lands Inside Cover Of TIME

Chelsea Clinton has written a Jason Collins profile for TIME’s most influential people issue. Via Today: TIME magazine unveiled its 11th annual “Time 100 Most Influential People in the World” issue on Thursday, with major — and controversial — figures from music, movies and the political world filling up a large portion of the list. Superstar Beyonce Knowles-Carter is on …

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NCAA Basketball Player Comes Out

ESPN has the story: Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team, stepped forward Wednesday as the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball, sharing his story with ESPN and Outsports. The 22-year-old shooting guard came out to his family, coaches and teammates in the span of just a few days at …

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NBA Auctions Signed Collins Jerseys

The NBA just emailed to tip me that they have launched an auction for autographed Jason Collin jerseys. Sales will benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation and GLSEN. Each jersey is authenticated by the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Authentication Program. MeiGray Group, the official game-worn partner of the NBA, offers collectors the highest standards of authenticity, integrity, and reliability for all …

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Brooklyn Nets Clinch Playoff Berth

Last night the Brooklyn Nets clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs with their 14th consecutive home win at Barclays Center, setting the stage for Jason Collins to add a another item to his list of first-ever accomplishments when he enters a playoff game with his Matthew Shepard-honoring jersey. Most of the hubbub about the NBA’s first openly gay …

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Headline Of The Day

Nobody is claiming that Jason Collins is responsible, but neither can anybody say that the NBA’s first openly gay player is jinxing the team as the Brooklyn Nets have been on a wild winning streak ever since Collins was signed. In fact, the previously languishing Nets are now very close to clinching a spot in the playoffs. The Brooklyn Nets …

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Jason Collins Staying With The Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Nets, who feel they’re getting everything they expected from Collins when they signed him for frontcourt depth Feb. 23, are already operating under the premise that the 34-year-old will finish the season with them even though his second 10-day deal …

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Freep This AFA Poll

Even though most of us probably wouldn’t know who Jason Collins is either, we’re going to say “YES” just to fuck with them again. (Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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HomoQuotable – Blake Skjellerup

“In the space of 30 seconds, I saw one of the greatest things about sport, and something I had always believed existed, but never witnessed. The gentleman beside me was not the only person calling out ‘Jason Collins.’ As I think about it now, the goosebumps I felt last night re-appear. An arena full of people, calling and chanting the …

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Gay NYers Turn Out For Collins Debut

According to openly gay former NFL player Wade Davis, there were many gay sports fans in the arena for Jason Collins’ home debut last night. “As a gay man, I’m always very much aware of how to recognize other gay men,” Davis said. “I won’t give up any of our secrets, but from an eye contact standpoint, I can definitely …

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