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Jason Collins Talks About Coming Out To His Twin Brother On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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For those of you who just can't get enough of Jason Collins, we have some GREAT news for you! There are TWO of him! Well, sort of…

Jason and his identical twin brother Jarron Collins had us seeing double when they made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the big guy's life since becoming the first openly gay player in a major U.S. men's sport!

But before the NBA center came out to the rest of the world, he says had to let his brother in on the news first. Although Jarron was a bit caught off guard at first, he says he has nothing but love for Jason:

"Oh come on, he's my twin brother. Of course I'm gonna be supportive of him all the time. That's just the way it is."

Awww! Nothing like a little brotherly love to warm our hearts!

Ch-ch-check out the rest of the clip (above)!

The big news has of course had a HUGE impact on Jason's life, but it's also affected Jarron as well. Mainly because he gets confused for his brother ALL the time!

We're just guessing here, but it might have something to do with the fact that they look EXACTLY the same! LOLz!

So to help avoid any confusion down the road, Jimmy brought a little gift for Jarron to make sure people know who's who!

See the HIGHlarious present for yourself …AFTER THE JUMP!!

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Jason Collins Will Receive The Courage Award At The GLSEN Respect Awards!

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This. Is. AWESOME!!!

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network will be giving Jason Collins the Courage Award at the end of this month at the GLSEN Respect Awards for being the first openly gay, active athlete in the NBA, MLB, NFL, or NHL!

Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard says they are THRILLED to be honoring Jason, saying:

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Jason Collins Heading To Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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What better way to get on Jimmy Kimmel Live than to make all kinds of professional sports history?? LOLz!

Jason Collins is going to be sitting down with his twin brother Jarron, and Jimmy on May 15th. They'll probably talk about favorite movies, basketball, being twins. You know, normal stuff.

Oh, and probably the fact that Jason is the first out and proud NBA player!

Kimmel is Jason's first late-night show. How did he land him? Ohhhh we don't know, maybe because ABC and ESPN have a lucrative NBA deal — with Jimmy doing primetime specials during the NBA Finals and all! Ha!

We can't wait to see what Jimmy has in store for you guys on May 15th! Have fun!

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Jason Collins Denies Book Deal!!

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We were JUST hearing reports that Jason Collins had contacted THREE different publishing houses to see if he could write a memoir for them, but now it's looking like the openly gay NBA player is denying the whole thing!

His denial is a little more plausible than usual, because the sources talking about his inquiries all remained anonymous. Who's to say that he even requested at all??

Here's what he tweeted:

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Jason Collins Might Be Getting A Book Deal!

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The first openly gay man in the NBA wants you to read his words — Jason Collins is seeking a book deal!!

Apparently he's writing a memoir, though we're not sure if we really want one yet… unless he promises to publish ANOTHER one after his career as an out-and-proud-gay-man is over! Seriously, his crazy story has just begun!

Regardless, three different publishing houses are reporting that they've been contacted by him

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Jason Collins & Michelle Obama Headlining Democratic National Committee LGBT Gala!!

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Could there BE a bigger powerhouse duo at the Democratic National Committee LGBT gala than Jason Collins and Michelle Obama??

We think not!

Not only is Michelle one of our favorite people on this planet, but she's being joined by a history-maker! Jason just became the first gay player actively still in the NBA, having chosen to come out while he's a free agent so as not to distract any team he was a part of! Even the President Barack Obama called him on the same day to congratulate him!

Tickets are starting at $1,250 per person and go up to $32,400 per couple to chair the event. That's SUPER expensive, but the night is gonna be worth it!

We can't wait to hear how it goes!

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WNBA's Brittney Griner Pens Essay Full Of Jason Collins Inspiration For The NY Times!!

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Brittney Griner is the best player in the WNBA right now, and she happens to be gay as well. So when Jason Collins found the courage to come out as gay in the NBA, she was inspired to continue her mission to help others live their open and free lives!

So fab!

Here's what she wrote for the New York Times about her excitement and some history about her own struggles:

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