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NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out
It seems the history of gay athletes in pro sports that are remaining closeted for the sake of their career is a thing of the past. Earlier this week, the attractive Jason Collins, a 12-year N.B.A. veteran, has come out as the first openly gay male athlete still active in a major American team sport.... Read more »

NBA star Grant Hill Wants Young People to Stop Using the Word "Gay"

NBA star Grant Hill Wants Young People to Stop Using the Word "Gay"
The NBA aired a 30-second public service announcement last week featuring NBA Phoenix Suns player Grant Hill and Jared Dudley encouraging young people to stop using the word “gay” to mean “dumb or stupid.” The commercial is also part of the “Think B4 You Speak” campaign sponsored by the NBA, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education... Read more »

Two NBA Raptors Players Holding Hands...Sportmanship? Or.....?

When I first saw this photo in Chicago’s “Rolling Out,” it immediately made me say ‘awwwwwww!” Leandro Barbosa of the Toronto Raptors grabbed teammate Reggie Evans’ hand as they were leaving the court on Sunday night after their 102-98 win over the Magic, inspiring hundreds of homophobic comments on a brief YouTube clip of the... Read more »
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