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Jason Paul Collins (b. Dec. 2, 1978) is an American professional basketball center with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On April 29, 2013, Collins became the first gay athlete to come out while still an active player in one of the four North American major sports leagues.

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Jason Collins reflects on growing up gay, and how ‘it got better’

| Thursday, June 5, 2014
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From the producers of "Web Therapy" and the "It Gets Better" project, comes a new series sharing LGBT celebrities' personal stories of struggle and success. In this video, Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, recalls that it was around age 16 that he realized he was "different."

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Jason Collins honored by Los Angeles city council

VIA: Westside Today | Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, was among those honored Saturday by the Los Angeles City Council as part of a kickoff of the city’s LGBT heritage month. Collins, a center for the Brooklyn Nets, said he hopes that one day being openly gay is not a big deal. “So many people are working hard to improve LGBT rights, equality. I’m honored to be part of the conversation.”

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New playbook evolves in the world of sports: How to come out as gay

| Monday, May 5, 2014
Former NFL football player Wade Davis speaks to reporters prior to the Chicago Gay Pride Parade in June 2013, where he served as grand marshall.  One of the people enlisted to help advise All-American defensive end Michael Sam of Missouri before publicly announcing he was gay was Davis, a former NFL player who came out in 2012 - nine years after retiring.
A new type of playbook is fast evolving in the world of sports: An informal, commonsense protocol for how prominent gay and lesbian athletes can come out with maximum acclaim and minimum turmoil. Key decisions include how to reveal one's story, whom to tell it to and - crucially - when to tell it.

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Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins for remainder of the season

| Saturday, March 15, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA's first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him.

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A year after anti-gay remarks, 49ers’ Chris Culliver continues LGBT outreach

| Friday, March 7, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the LGBT community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

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Jason Collins to get second 10-day deal to play for Brooklyn Nets

| Monday, March 3, 2014
Seth Wenig, APBrooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center, Monday, March 3, 2014, in New York. More than a week after becoming the league's first openly gay player, Collins will finally get to play a home game.
NEW YORK -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.

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NBA donating proceeds of Jason Collins jersey sales to LGBT groups

| Friday, February 28, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The NBA plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

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Jason Collins, who wears #98 in honor of their son, meets Matthew Shepard’s family

| Friday, February 28, 2014
From left: Dennis Shepard, Jason Collins, Judy Shepard, and Logan Shepard.
DENVER — Jason Collins had plenty of gifts for Matthew Shepard’s parents: a basket, a blowout, an autographed No. 98 jersey that he wears in honor of their son. They also shared some laughs.

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Jason Collins’ #98 jersey honoring Matthew Shepard big seller at NBA store

| Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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NEW YORK — Jason Collins hasn't even worn his No. 98 jersey in a game yet, and already it's a big seller.

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Jason Collins finds a welcoming home in Brooklyn Nets locker room

| Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Mark J. Terrill, APBrooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, right, is congratulated by fans after they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Brooklyn won 108-102.
Jason Collins had already spent 12 years in the NBA by the time the world knew he was gay. He's a well-regarded Stanford graduate who just attended the State of the Union as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama and has made friends around the league — and particularly inside the Nets' organization.

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