Coming Out and Playing Ball: Jason Collins Heads to Brooklyn Nets

By: Sunday February 23, 2014 4:00 pm

The Brooklyn Nets in their current iteration, having only moved to the borough they call home in 2012, are a fairly new enterprise. Even so, the team will make history this evening.

They’ll sign Jason Collins today to a ten day contract (after he clears waivers at 5:00pm ET), with hopes of having him suit up to go up against the LA Lakers tonight. Signing and frequently trading players isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but what makes this deal noteworthy is that Jason Collins came out as gay while working as a free agent (meaning he wasn’t associated with a team) last year.

 

Religious Right Portrays Jason Collins as Threatening Black Man Who Has ‘Butt Sex’

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 3:05 pm

Apparently the religious right are upset to the point of insane distraction by the fact that NBA player Jason Collins came out of the closet. While the lgbt community, while still celebrating Collins’ decision to be open about his life, have pretty much moved to other matters, the religious right continue to castigate Collins.

Jason Collins Comes Out – the good, the bad, and the ugly (i.e the religious right)

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 5:58 pm

n case you have been living in cave with your fingers in your ears, 12 year NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first openly active gay man in sports.

Obama Press Conference 4/30/13

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:10 pm

President Obama held a press conference today.

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