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GQ Makes Michael Sam a 2014 Man of the Year

Michael Sam made news earlier this year by becoming the first openly gay NFL football player but only a short time later he was cut from the St. Louis Rams and shortly after that the Dallas Cowboys. Now, GQ magazine is naming him one of its 2014 Men of the Year. Show More Summary

The Ladies of The Talk Debate Whether Country Music Will Ever Embrace an Openly Gay Star: VIDEO

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

With country music star Ty Herndon making headlines yesterday after coming out as gay, the ladies of The Talk devoted a segment of Friday's show to the news and whether they think the country music industry will ever warm to...

Michael Sam Calls Brothers ‘Evil’ People In GQ Interview

Michael Sam, who was one of the first openly gay football players in the National Football League, gave a recent interview to GQ magazine and described how his brothers made his life hell. In the article, Sam said his brothers were “evil” and said both of them have written letters to him from prison. Show More Summary

How Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Gay Player, Changed Sports Forever

Two prominent advocates for LGBT equality in sports ponder the legacy of the NBA's first openly gay player. The post How Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Gay Player, Changed Sports Forever appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Simone Bell becomes First Openly Gay/Lesbian Legislative Officer

On Wednesday, the House Democratic Caucus convened to elect their leadership. Simone Bell is the new Chief Deputy Minority Whip. As the title says, she is now the first openly-gay/lesbian legislative leader. Pat Gardner is the other addition she will serve as secretary. Show More Summary

Jason Collins—The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player—Announces He's Retiring From Basketball

Jason Collins will take the next step in his career, opting to retire from the NBA a year-and-a-half after becoming the first openly gay athlete actively playing in one of the four major American professional sports leagues, the New York Post reports.

Kenny Smith -- Jason Collins Is No Hall of Famer

He's the first openly gay player in NBA history, but don't expect to see Jason Collins in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame unless he buys a ticket like everyone else... so says Kenny Smith. Collins played 13 seasons in the league -- and was…

That Was Fast: NBA’s First Openly Gay Baller Jason Collins Announces Retirement At The Tender Age Of 35

Bye Jason! Openly Gay Athlete Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA Via The Grio reports: Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets

Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player, Announces Retirement and Shares Story In “I’m Out”

"In the end, the people who genuinely love you will always love you and support you, no matter what. It’s the secret I wish I had known for 33 years." The post Jason Collins, The NBA’s First Openly Gay Player, Announces Retirement and Shares Story In “I’m Out” appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, reflects on legacy, life after basketball

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins announced his retirement from the NBA today. He was the first openly gay active player in the U.S.’s four major sports leagues. Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/NY Daily News via Getty Images After a 13-year career in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player, is retiring. Show More Summary

Robbie Rogers, an openly gay player, is excelling in Major League Soccer

Jason Collins — the first openly gay man to compete in one of the United States' four most popular sports — retired from the NBA on Wednesday morning. He's being celebrated as a groundbreaking athlete who, while never a star player, will forever hold a special place in pro basketball history. Show More Summary

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Collins, the first openly gay active player in a major men's pro team sport, is ending his basketball career. read more

Jason Collins Announces NBA Retirement with Thoughtful Essay

He made waves 18 months ago after coming out as a gay man, and after 13 years on the court Jason Collins is making another big announcement. On Wednesday (November 19), the first openly gay NBA player revealed that he is announcing his...Show More Summary

Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay NBA Player To Retire

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

It's a milestone! Sure, there have been plenty of closeted gay players who have retired, but until Jason Collins's announcement this morning, there had never been an openly gay player who retired after it became clear that no one wanted to sign him. Read more...

First Openly-Gay NBA Player Jason Collins Retires

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

"I needed to live the past few years as an openly gay basketball player in order to be at peace retiring today," he wrote.

First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins Announces He's Retiring in Poignant Essay About Being a Gay Pro Athlete

Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out 18 months ago, has announced he is retiring from the sport. “It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports. And it has been nine months since I [...]

Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA With Beautiful Letter To Sports Illustrated

He'll be remembered for his skill AND his courage! Jason Collins is retiring from the NBA after becoming the first openly gay professional athlete in North America's four major team sports to play in a professional league - which happened with the Brooklyn Nets last season - and he leaves behind an amazing legacy. He's been playing [...]

Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete to play in the NBA, announces his retirement

Jason Collins is retiring from the NBA. The 13-year veteran made the announcement Wednesday in a first-person essay published in Sports Illustrated. Although, Colllins is leaving, the history he made when he came out 18 months ago as the first openly gay man in any of the United States’ four major sports leagues will remain […]

Jason Collins Announces Retirement, Says There Are Closeted Players In Every Sport

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports. And it has been nine months since I signed with the Nets and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear in a game in one of those leagues. It […]

Jason Collins, NBA’s First Openly Gay Player, Retires

Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in the four major North American sports leagues, has retired from the NBA.

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