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Old 04-29-2013, 03:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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respect for what he did must be hard to do
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm with Mike, it's pretty insignificant to me. However, if it changes people's perception in a good way, I suppose it's a good thing, however irrelevant it really is to basketball as a sport.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I think gay people should be put on a pedestal and kept away from locker rooms.

This is great though. I look forward to some NFL players coming out. It seems like just yesterday that people would get hysterical over LGBT people wanting their rights respected. There was waves of threatening fear thrown in our faces for years, and much worse in terms of consequences for those that were looking at the option of being able to freely express who they were. There is still a lot of ignorance, but all in all, any sense of outrage is not anything that will be lasting. There will not be floods and hurricanes. Our moral fibre will not be weakened, but instead strengthened by the possibility of equality being far more possible. And young people will not see a dark path before them when they realize they are different than others, because those differences will not be seen as being poisonous to society.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Apparently he's going to be on Strombo's show.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:43 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Woops, my bad, ABC News' GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS is going to interview him.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hahahaha, glad you said that, I was about to email strombo for tickets to the taping. Phew
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:02 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Good for him! Love is love.

I'm also impressed with the level of maturity in this thread. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to read one of "those posts".

I love the quote on the cover saying that he's "...happy to start the conversation". Quite honestly, it's about time.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The NBA tweets are solid. Kobe and Nash leading the way. Mamba at it again, making me question my dislike. Jerk.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:05 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Although, John Wall had better step up soon and show support, it would go miles for setting a great example, AND it would help his own image moving forward.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Hopefully this encourages a lot of other athletes to come out. Good job, Jason.

Rudy also getting in on the twitter action:

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ya, the tweets are impressive. You can be sure the wanna be gangsta players are a bit Confused right now... Oh what to say
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Ya, the tweets are impressive. You can be sure the wanna be gangsta players are a bit Confused right now... Oh what to say
"That's gay"?
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Well, personally, I don't see how this is worthy of a front-page, breaking news status on CNN. Or, for that matter, why is this important at all. It has nothing to do with sports or with, for instance, the fight of gays and lesbians to legitimize their marriages.

He is obviously a brave person, I just wish people would stop paying so much attention to other people's sexuality in particular and private lives in general.
because of ignorant, insecure fucks like this......




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Old 04-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #34 (permalink)
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It's not just to counter ignorance. It's just to be able to be who he is, to fully include the person he loves the most in all aspects of hs life. Heterosexuals take it for granted that they can hug and kiss and share big and small moments with the person they have committed to having a loving relationship with. And nobody says they wish that those heterosexuals could just keep their sexual identity out of the equation since it just shouldn't matter.
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It's not just to counter ignorance. It's just to be able to be who he is, to fully include the person he loves the most in all aspects of hs life. Heterosexuals take it for granted that they can hug and kiss and share big and small moments with the person they have committed to having a loving relationship with. And nobody says they wish that those heterosexuals could just keep their sexual identity out of the equation since it just shouldn't matter.
Which was my point. The fact is that this is big news because he's the first active player to do this and given the above atittudes i posted along with likely countless others it's likely not an easy decision. Hopefully someday soon this becomes the norm and anyone who's gay won't have to announce a thing because nobody will give a damn. That's why this is big news and should be seen as a big step in the right direction and it should be discussed.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Much Love to Collins! Proud that he was the first active player to do it.

Just hope people ignore Chris Broussard...and the dicks that agree with his sentiments...I'm just glad it seems most players and athletes are supportive
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:45 PM   #38 (permalink)
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what's with nfl players?

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:57 PM   #40 (permalink)
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It's not just to counter ignorance. It's just to be able to be who he is, to fully include the person he loves the most in all aspects of hs life. Heterosexuals take it for granted that they can hug and kiss and share big and small moments with the person they have committed to having a loving relationship with. And nobody says they wish that those heterosexuals could just keep their sexual identity out of the equation since it just shouldn't matter.
So, just go ahead and hug and kiss your boyfriend. Does he need a CNNSI article to do that?
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