Black Sports : NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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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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    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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    :10500: apparently his TWIN brother is not gay himself and did not know!
     
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    Now when someone yells [​IMG]
    a player won't get offended, he will simply reply "thank you".
     
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    :(:(:mad:
     
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    Accomplished what? Media exposure?
     
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    that is more then black people get for our problems these (post racial) days…..
     
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    Wonder how many are that way and hiding...I really fear for the women who might be sexually active with these "men":( Funny, a poster here mentioned recently that MEN ARE MORE HONEST THAN WOMEN....If they are more honest why do they hide and wait for an appropriate time to come out divulge their lifestyle.
     
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