Jason Collins

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Jason Collins, NBA's First Openly Gay Player, Announces Retirement

Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, has announced he's retiring from the league.

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St. Louis Rams Draft First Openly Gay Player Michael Sam

The St. Louis Rams have drafted defensive end Michael Sam, who will become the NFL's first openly gay player.

Sam was selected Saturday in the seventh round as the 249th overall pick. 

The former University of Missouri player came out in February, saying: "I want to own my truth. ... No one else should tell my story but me."

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Orange Is the New Black, Elementary Win GLAAD Awards

Orange Is the New Black, Elementary and the film Philomena were among the winners at the second evening of the GLAAD Media Awards, which took place Saturday in New York City.

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Videos

Whoopi Shoe Cam: Rainbow Shoes!
NBA Player Jason Collins Discusses His Former Fiancee
ESPN Center Court Special: Mardy Fish One-on-One
Oprah to NBA Player Jason Collins: You Are a Pioneer

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The L Word: Let's Get This Party Started

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Johnny Weir TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 CBS News TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game 5 Episode, Appearing
2002 Ted Bundy Movie, Actor - Washington Cop
1999 Kolobos Movie, Special Effects

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Jason Collins Signs with Brooklyn Nets, Becomes NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins has signed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets, making him the first openly gay player in the NBA.

The Nets signed Collins — who came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated article last year — to a 10-day contract on Sunday. Collins, 35, has been a free agent since coming out and last played for the Washington Wizards.

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College Football Player and NFL Prospect Michael Sam: "I Am an Openly, Proud Gay Man"

University of Missouri football player Michael Sam has publicly come out as gay, potentially making him the first openly gay active NFL player should he be drafted.

In an interview with ESPN, the All-American defensive lineman says his teammates and coach have known of his sexual orientation since August.

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Howard Kurtz to Make Fox News Debut in September

Howard Kurtz's new series MediaBuzz will premiere on Fox News Channel in early September, the network announced Monday.

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Oprah Asks Jason Collins About the "Stigma" of Being a Gay African-American

Being the first active male athlete in one of the major professional sports to come out was a pretty big hurdle in itself, according to Jason Collins, who revealed that he's gay in an essay for Sports Illustrated last week. But doing so as an African-American added "another dimension" to his revelation, the NBA player tells Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey asked Collins if he had considered the... read more

VIDEO: Howard Kurtz Apologizes for Jason Collins Error

Howard Kurtz wasted no time in addressing the elephant in the room on his weekly CNN show Reliable Sources Sunday, as he issued an on-air apology to NBA player Jason Collins at the start of the program.

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