NBA player reveals he is gay, first openly gay athlete in major American sports

NBA player reveals he is gay, first openly gay athlete in major American sports
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POSTED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 3:15pm

Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports.

Collins made the disclosure in a column appearing in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated.

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