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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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Headline Of The Day

Via Mashable: The magazine’s website, SI.com, drew 3.713 million unique visitors Monday. Its previous high came on Feb. 9, 2010, when the site drew 3.663 million unique visitors for both its Winter-Olympics coverage and launch of its annual swimsuit issue. The site also reported a record-setting mobile day, with 740,000 unique visitors generating 1.5 million pageviews via smartphones and other …

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David Letterman And Dr. Phil Denounce Anti-Gay Detractors Of Jason Collins

Last night David Letterman and Dr. Phil discussed the coming out of Jason Collins, comparing him to Jackie Robinson. Dr. Phil: “We’ve got some mouth-breathers out there that still respond to this like it’s something wrong.” Letterman: “God created man in his own image. Why do we single this group (gays) out?” The discussion begins at the 5:45 mark. Worth …

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From The Denver Post

Source.

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Obama On Collins: I Couldn’t Be Prouder

Wingnut sites are losing their shit. Heh.

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Councilman Slams Queens Park Giveaway To Leader Of Anti-Gay Arab Nation

“I was shocked to read in the New York Times that the Bloomberg Administration is negotiating to give NYC parkland away to Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, an oil billionaire that helps rule a country where gays or lesbians is a crime punishable by death. This is outrageous. This is also a country where gay and lesbian people could be …

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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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Bryan Fischer: Don’t Sign Jason Collins, He’ll Be Eyeballing Players In The Shower

He’s already been in the showers for 12 years, Bri-Bri.

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Red Sox Make Pitch To Jason Collins

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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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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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