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Jason Collins is the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. The 34-year-old Washington Wizards center revealed that he is gay in a first person essay in Sports Illustrated.
Collins, who has been playing in the NBA since 2001, said he’s happy to be the first and thinks it’s overdue: “If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand,” he wrote.
He also admitted he was closeted for a long time and even dated women: “When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.”

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013...t-openly-gay-athlete-in-american-team-sports/
 

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I'm quite sure the LGBT community is thrilled by this. I wouldn't be surprised if this opens the floodgate for more people currently in professional athletics coming out. We (those of us in the conscious community) should learn a thing or two about how these people have been able to accomplish so much in such a short amount of time.

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Jason Collins is the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. The 34-year-old Washington Wizards center revealed that he is gay in a first person essay in Sports Illustrated.
Collins, who has been playing in the NBA since 2001, said he’s happy to be the first and thinks it’s overdue: “If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand,” he wrote.
He also admitted he was closeted for a long time and even dated women: “When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.”

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013...t-openly-gay-athlete-in-american-team-sports/


Is being gay now the badge of honour being worn by celebrities.:( He said when he was younger he dated...was sex involved. IF any of the women had sex with him, I am sure they must be concerned....that is if he was gay at that time. A fine looking black man should be the husband of a fine black woman planning for children and spending some of that money on those little chillin:thinking: ... Lord Thy Kingdom Come.
It is your choice Jason....:mad:
BUT Isaiah 3.9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselve
 

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