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Ringside Seat: "I'm Black and I'm Gay"

April 29, 2013

In recent weeks, rumors have been swirling around the sports world that a currently active male athlete from one of the four major sports?baseball, football, basketball, and hockey?was about to come out as gay. Today, we found out who it is: NBA center Jason Collins, in an upcoming cover story for Sports Illustrated, reveals his sexuality to the world. Collins, a journeyman who has played for six teams, is at the tail end of his career?he's 34?and is what is referred to as a "defensive specialist," meaning he doesn't score very much. Neverth

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