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Here's a little bit here NBA player and that trend the Lee Jason -- is making headlines today Julie Banderas with a fox for a -- -- to link yup that's right coming you know Colin says I'm a 34 year old NBA center I'm black and I'm gay coming out boldly the world.
And the world wide web reacting to Jason Collins becoming the first active openly gay pro athlete after making the front page.
Of Sports Illustrated take a look the 34 year old tells the magazine 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.
From teammates to politicians to fans' reaction pouring in from everywhere.
Former President Bill Clinton congratulated.
Collins for coming out Chelsea Clinton.
Who went to Stamford with Collins and his twin brother tweeted the following very proud of my friend Jason Collins who.
For having the strength and courage to be the first openly gay player in the NBA the NBA commissioner David Stern releasing a statement which reads in part.
Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud he -- assumed the leadership mantle.
On this very important issue now when asked when he decided.
How to come out and why he decided to come out Collins said that he's endured.
Years of misery he's gone to enormous lengths to live a lie and was certain that his world would fall apart if -- -- -- Well now that he's acknowledged to sexuality he feels.
He's hole for the first time tells the magazine means.
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