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View Diary: History is Made. First Major League Basketball Player in US Comes Out. Cover Photo. Tweets. Video. (54 comments)

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  •  A major step forward (8+ / 0-)

    Posted this in the other rec listed diary.

    Some people will disregard this because he's not a super star and all, but I say BS to that.  Hardcore NBA fans like myself will recognize the name - Jason has been a solid role player over his career, and I think he did start at center during his early days with the Nets.

    This takes major courage for an active player to come out.  There's been stories of several major league players coming out after retiring (John Amechi of the NBA is one of them), but to be an active player? That's significant.

    Especially when only a few years ago you have ex-player Tim Hardaway going bonkers about gay players, calling them slurs of all types in a bizarre and bigoted interview in his doorway.

    If you are on Twitter, please tweet support to Jason - @JasonCollins34  

    I have already done so.

    It is done. Four More Years.

    by mconvente on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 09:18:52 AM PDT

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