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How Did Social Media React to NBA Star Jason Collins Coming Out? | April 30, 2013

NBA centre Jason Collins made history yesterday by coming out as the first openly gay player at a top-level US professional team. He declared his sexuality in an article for Sports Illustrated, saying “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” The sports world united in their support for the player, with many NBA stars and athletes from other sports expressing their support on Twitter. President Obama reportedly called Collins to offer his support and applaud his Collins’ courage.

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