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Jason Collins Interviewed! Talks All About Coming Out In The NBA!

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NBA player Jason Collins has done something amazing for himself AND the sports community: he has come out as a gay man, proud and brave!

It's a very public way of handling a very personal and private situation, but it needed to be done both so he could live without hiding, and so that maybe others like him didn't have to hide in sports anymore either!

In his first sit-down interview (above), Jason gets understandably emotional and has some very eloquent things to say that he hadn't already in the self-penned article he wrote for Sports Illustrated!

You NEED to watch the whole thing! Historical and moving!!

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Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish Join Athlete Ally, Take A Stand Against Homophobia!

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WOW!

It's been an amazeballz few days for the LGBT community in sports! We aren't quite where we need and deserve to be, but we sure are on our way!!

Not only did Jason Collins come out as a gay man actively in the NBA, but the NHL has partnered with pro-gay initiatives, and now we're hearing that Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish have joined Athlete Ally — which is taking a stand against homophobia!!

Here's what Andy said:

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Ellen Takes A Moment To Support Jason Collins!!

We already saw that Ellen tweeted out some kind words for Jason Collins yesterday when he made the announcement that he was gay and STILL an active player in the NBA! She then took that a step further and took a moment out of her own show to support him and wish him well!

We have that amazing moment for you (above)!

Seriously, we can't echo Ellen's sentiments enough! Jason, this is a huge deal — we don't have to tell you that. And we're sure you know what it means to your community and future LGBT sports stars. We just don't want you to forgot how profoundly personal it is too, and remember that you're not just doing this for others, but also for yourself!

We stand with you!!

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Snoop Changes His Tune On Homosexuality And The Rap Community!

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Now THIS is exactly what we like to hear!

While Snoop Dogg Lion has always been vocal in his support of the LGBT community, he recently raised some eyebrows during a recent interview by offering a very limited perspective on the possibility of homosexuality being accepted by the rap and hip-hop community!

However, it appears that the Reincarnated version of Bob Marley has re-evaluated his perspective on the matter, and in a new interview, now asserts that with the continuous merging of so many genres in the music world, as well as the political and cultural progression toward acceptance and unity, there may very well be openly gay rappers and hip-hop artists much sooner than later!

As he explains:

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NBA's Jason Collins Comes Out: Celebs React On Twitter!

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We were THRILLED when Jason Collins became the first openly gay and active athlete on a major American sports team — it was such a powerful moment for both Jason and the LGBT community, and the outpouring of support has been astounding!

For instance, BILL CLINTON took the time to say something about Jason:

“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”

Uh, that's right — a former President is giving you props for being yourself! Amazeballz!

Here are some other people giving Jason verbal high-fives for being a brave pioneer for himself and the LGBT community in professional sports:

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Snoop Reveals Serious Ignorance When Discussing Homosexuality In The Rap Community!

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Well, this is extremely disappointing to hear.

Snoop Lion recently spoke out about whether or not he believes Frank Ocean's decision to come out last year will make it easier for gay people to be open about their sexuality in the rap world, and sadly, his opinion on the matter illustrates just how ill-informed he is about the LGBT community!

According to him:

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Bill Clinton To Recieve GLAAD Honor! Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Charlize Theron To Present!

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Is Bill Clinton an angel in disguise??!

Probably not, but he is our hero!!!

The former president will be honored with GLAAD's first ever Advocate for Change Award.

Good ole' Bill was chosen for the prestigious award because of his past and present advocacy for equal rights.

Let's just say he has gone above and BEYOND the call of duty for the LGBT community.

Not only was he the FIRST U.S. president to appoint ANY openly gay and lesbian people to government positions, but he appointed more than 150 of us!!!

Not to mention how he lobbied for marriage equality in New York and North Carolina, and that time he publicly call out the head honchos in the Supreme Court to abandon the Defense of Marriage Act.

GLAAD's Wilson Cruz explained:

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