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Old 04-29-2013, 11:26 AM  
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Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now

By Jason Collins with Franz Lidz

This story appears in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated.

I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.

I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.

My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.

I've played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Ever heard of a parlor game called Three Degrees of Jason Collins? If you're in the league, and I haven't been your teammate, I surely have been one of your teammates' teammates. Or one of your teammates' teammates' teammates.

Now I'm a free agent, literally and figuratively. I've reached that enviable state in life in which I can do pretty much what I want. And what I want is to continue to play basketball. I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.

Why am I coming out now? Well, I started thinking about this in 2011 during the NBA player lockout. I'm a creature of routine. When the regular season ends I immediately dedicate myself to getting game ready for the opener of the next campaign in the fall. But the lockout wreaked havoc on my habits and forced me to confront who I really am and what I really want. With the season delayed, I trained and worked out. But I lacked the distraction that basketball had always provided.

The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. Her reaction surprised me. "I've known you were gay for years," she said. From that moment on I was comfortable in my own skin. In her presence I ignored my censor button for the first time. She gave me support. The relief I felt was a sweet release. Imagine you're in the oven, baking. Some of us know and accept our sexuality right away and some need more time to cook. I should know -- I baked for 33 years.

When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.

I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, told me he had just marched in Boston's 2012 Gay Pride Parade. I'm seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy. I was proud of him for participating but angry that as a closeted gay man I couldn't even cheer my straight friend on as a spectator. If I'd been questioned, I would have concocted half truths. What a shame to have to lie at a celebration of pride. I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, "Me, too."
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #61
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Good step for gay America here. Pretty brave move based on some of the ignorant statements already coming out.

lol at people not thinking this is news.

Sports Illustrated is the most influential sports publication in history.

You're posting on a message board for the worst team in the NFL.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #62
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Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson already came out as gay

is that a Wayans brother in the middle???
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #63
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 PM   #64
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:45 PM   #65
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He's an attention whore. Lots of people are gay. Nobody cared about him, but now he's a huge story. Come out to your family and friends, not Sports Illustrated FFS. If being gay isn't suppose to be a big deal, quit making it a big deal.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #66
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He's an attention whore. Lots of people are gay. Nobody cared about him, but now he's a huge story. Come out to your family and friends, not Sports Illustrated FFS. If being gay isn't suppose to be a big deal, quit making it a big deal.
This is prob the biggest issue i have with it all...
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #67
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He's an attention whore. Lots of people are gay. Nobody cared about him, but now he's a huge story. Come out to your family and friends, not Sports Illustrated FFS. If being gay isn't suppose to be a big deal, quit making it a big deal.
being a professional athlete coming out of the closet is a pretty big deal for the gay community, I'm sure.

They aren't considered equal people and that's because of the stupid bible that people have been told to worship.

So when they are considered equal people, then we can say that it's not a big deal anymore when someone famous comes out or whatever.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:50 PM   #68
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:27 AM   #69
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This thread's a pretty good example of why it's taken this long for someone to come out.

Jesus Christ.
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Also, I love how many people seem to be annoyed at someone talking about a fundamental facet of their lives. Oh no, a column you don't have to read that reflects how a not-insubstantial portion of the population feels about their own lives! Better mock it/say how NOT interested you are or else someone might think you're a halfway decent person.

On one hand, pffffft what's the big deal about someone's sexuality? On the other, how DARE someone acknowledge it publicly when they've felt intense social pressure to never reveal it to anyone ever and it's had huge consequences for their relationships with other people for their entire life.

Especially when their acknowledgment might give someone else the courage to live their life in a more happy, healthy manner. "Euuuuuuugh, grody!" - Straight White Male, arbiter of relevance
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:38 AM   #71
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Random person: Hey Jason, we've heard reports that you are gay. Is that true?

Jason: Oh yeah, I'm gay. You didn't already know that?

That would be a much less drama queenish way to do this. If the person in question acts like it's normal, maybe everyone else might too. Making a spectacle out of it only makes it seem like a gimmick to those detached from the situation.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #72
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Also, I love how many people seem to be annoyed at someone talking about a fundamental facet of their lives. Oh no, a column you don't have to read that reflects how a not-insubstantial portion of the population feels about their own lives! Better mock it/say how NOT interested you are or else someone might think you're a halfway decent person.

On one hand, pffffft what's the big deal about someone's sexuality? On the other, how DARE someone acknowledge it publicly when they've felt intense social pressure to never reveal it to anyone ever and it's had huge consequences for their relationships with other people for their entire life.

Especially when their acknowledgment might give someone else the courage to live their life in a more happy, healthy manner. "Euuuuuuugh, grody!" - Straight White Male, arbiter of relevance
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:16 AM   #73
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This is prob the biggest issue i have with it all...
What a strange thing to have any kind of "issue" with.

He wrote a column for SI. The media picked it up because it seems to represent a (positive) development for a not insignificant proportion of the population.

Assuming he didn't appear at your doorstep in the middle of your dinner desperate to discuss the topic with you personally at great length, you really should be able to find a way to struggle on, sans any "issues" with it.
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why exactly would there be reports of him being gay? I don't think anyone suspected it and if he continued to live his life privately, it never would have come up (out?).

Maybe if YOU would act like it was normal, maybe everyone else might to.

I find it pretty funny that there are a ton of "life" threads here, telling others about how they lost their jobs, family members are sick and need prayers, what their new workout regimen is, bought a new home, etc. Should I be annoyed that I don't post messages like "I haven't moved residences!" "I'm not at the gym right now!" "My significant other DOESN'T have AIDS!" "I still go to work every day!"

People who are annoyed that he is talking about it crack me up. Do I run around screaming at the top of my lungs that I'm straight? is the dumbest form of logic I've heard. And before anyone tries to say that CP is a family and therefore warrants the discussions, just take note of how most of the NBA community has responded. They are specifically calling it the NBA Family and giving him support.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #75
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This thread's a pretty good example of why it's taken this long for someone to come out.

Jesus Christ.
Yeah, it's been just awful. Everyone is just gay bashing in this thread.

The most interesting thing to me about this whole story to me is that so many of the gay rights supporters seem pissed that there is so little outrage. I haven't seen anyone freak out over a gay athlete, but I've seen plenty of people bashing religious people for being hateful.

I support the cause, but the martyr complex is out of control. I would think that the narrative to come from this would be that a gay player came out and was almost universally accepted.

The most negative reactions so far seem to be people saying "who cares" or Mike Wallace saying that he doesn't get why a guy would want to get with another guy. I don't see anyone grabbing a rope. This is a perfect chance for gay rights activists to extend an olive branch, but it's just another occasion to throw stones, it seems. Keep wondering why the cause is progressing so slowly, though. It must be everyone else's fault, especially those piece of shit bigoted, hateful Christian mother****ers.
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