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  1. espnW -- Kate Fagan explains why covering openly gay athletes is ...

    Kate Fagan

    Steve Elkington's tweets surrounding the coverage of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam highlighted what a lot of people are asking: "Why is this news?" It is news because civil rights have always been news, especially when barriers are finally smashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
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  5. How much progress has America made in discussing love, sexuality,...

    Kiese Laymon

    It's easy to ask simplistic questions when an athlete comes out. It's much harder to have honest and respectful conversations about sex, love, intimacy and religion. We've failed to do this many times. Let's start now.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  6. Jason Collins broadens public discussion of gay athletes

    Will Sheridan

    Jason Collins is broadening the conversation about gay athletes, and that's a great thing, says Will Sheridan, who came out publicly after his playing days at Villanova.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  7. Major U.S. men's pro leagues prepare for their Jason Collins

    Wayne Drehs

    Major U.S. men's sports leagues have been preparing for the moment when an active player announces he's gay. It was never a matter of if, but when.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  8. espnW -- What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete?

    Kate Fagan

    What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete? Well, the recent news surrounding Brittney Griner shows the changing dialogue around gay athletes in sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  9. Phil Jackson's reality check

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In a video interview with HuffPost Live, Phil Jackson is asked whether sports organizations and players need to be more inclusive of gay athletes. Jackson, who played 12 seasons in the NBA and coached for 20, winning 11 championships along the way...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  10. TrueHoop TV: Kenneth Faried on gay issues

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A couple of weeks ago, Kenneth Faried signed on as an Athlete Ally, the first NBA player to do so. Athlete Ally is an advocacy organization that supports dialogue and awareness that will make the sports world more inclusive toward gay athletes. It wa...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. Commentary - League commissioners must pave the way for gay athle...

    Howard Bryant

    If ever there were a year for a pioneering gay athlete to come out, 2011 was it. But Howard Bryant writes that league commissioners like Roger Goodell and Bud Selig must first pave the way for openness in sports.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  12. Charles Barkley: I had no problems playing with gay teammates

    Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is certain he played with gay teammates on two or three teams during his basketball career -- and says it didn't bother him a bit.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  13. Young Athletes Coming Out of the Closet

    Henry Abbott

    No player has ever publicly come out of the closet while playing in the NBA. Everyone assumes it will happen one day. But if you read David Wharton's L.A. Times article about young gay athletes, you get the sense that the first openly gay NBA p...

    Blog | August 03, 2007
  14. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets is unsure how he will follow up hi...

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    With the Brooklyn Nets eliminated from the playoffs by the Miami Heat, Jason Collins' historic season has come to an end.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  15. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets says text from Billie Jean King st...

    Jovan Buha

    Amid the stream of congratulatory calls, emails, texts and tweets Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has received since becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional leagues on Sunday, one stood out.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  16. Jason Collins' new life no different for Brooklyn Nets

    Ramona Shelburne

    Jason Collins debuted to an appropriate applause during his historic moment.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  17. Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets makes NBA return against Los Angel...

    Ramona Shelburne

    Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in North America's four major professional sports Sunday when he played 11 minutes in the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  18. Jason Collins to sign with Brooklyn Nets

    Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein

    Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in North America's four major professional sports Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  19. NBA: Jarron Collins optimistic Jason Collins will get another NBA...

    Ramona Shelburne

    Jarron Collins talks about his brother's chances of playing in the NBA this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013