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NBA Hall of Famer says gay athletes face same question black athletes once faced

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas -- NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says the fight for equality for gay athletes reminds him of the civil rights movement of African-Americans in the 1960s.

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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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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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Collins breaks ground as first openly gay player in professional U.S. team sports

| Sunday, February 23, 2014
Mark J. Terrill, APBrooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, left, battles for a loose ball with Los Angeles Lakers guard MarShon Brooks during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Jason Collins became the first openly gay active player in the National Basketball Association, breaking ground in major professional U.S. team sports as the country's growing acceptance of gay rights continues.

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Jason Collins signs with Brooklyn Nets, becomes 1st openly gay NBA player

| Sunday, February 23, 2014
Jason Collins
Jason Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

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Portland Trail Blazers first NBA team to support marriage equality

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
APPortland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers have become the first NBA team to publicly support marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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