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Jason Collins makes his debut as the first active and out NBA player!

At the end of the season last year, Jason Collins did an extremely brave thing and came out of the closet. Since coming out he has been a free agent, ready to be picked up by a team.  Now, almost five months into the regular season, his time as a free agent came to an end when the Brooklyn Nets, who have been struggling all season, signed him to a 10 day contract!

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is falling flat

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So I started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine last week and I was mildly impressed with the pilot episode.  I was further intrigued when they introduced the precinct captain as an out gay man.  I just finished the sixth episode and the last three episodes haven’t been nearly as interesting, funny, as the first three.

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ESPN surveys NFL player’s comfort level with openly gay player

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From left to right: Wade Davis, Dave Kopay, Michael Sam, Chris Kluwe, Billy Bean, Brendon Anyanbadejo. (Photo by Cyd Zeigler)

espn.surveyIn response to all of the coverage about Michael Sam, the guy who in all likelihood will be the first openly gay player in the National Football League, NFL Nation and ESPN Magazine surveyed 51 anonymous players in the NFL gauging their level of comfort with an openly gay player. The results are much what one would expect: 

Although the survey showed that most players aren’t concerned with another’s sexual orientation, it also made clear the concerns that players would have with learning how to relate to an openly gay teammate.

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Olympians react to being on US delegation Sochi Olympics

Just a couple days ago the White House released who’s who on the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. We’ve seen a lot of reactions to the news so far, but the greatest yet is gold medalist figure skater Brian Boitano has come out of the closet, and silver medalist Caitlin Cahow lays out how the symbolism is important.

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Brian Boitano came out of the closet in a statement saying:

“I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am.

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Be thankful

As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is fully upon us now it’s important to stop and reflect on the whole point of this particular holiday.  It’s so easy to lose sight of what’s really important about Turkey Day with family, and travel, and friends, and food, and football.  What’s the point of we don’t really stop and actually give thanks?

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Letter from Grandfather to daughter, sticking up for gay grandson

The amazing thing about family, is they can surprise you in positive ways, as well as the negative. Here we have a grandfather who wrote a letter to his daughter, explaining his disappointment in her reaction to her son’s coming out. The photo comes from FCKH8, who says the letter was “sent in by a supporter.”

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If you’d like to read a transcript, click through after the jump!

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