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Charles Barkley Thinks NBA Players Who Think They've Never Played With A Gay Player Are 'Idiots!'

Leave it to Charles Barkley to say what we're all thinking in the boldest way possible! LOLz!

When asked to comment on Jason Collins coming out as a gay NBA player, Charles had some choice things to say… and mainly, he wants everyone in the NBA to realize that if they think they've never played with a gay player, that they're a bunch of idiots!

Not only that, but Charles believes that jocks have gotten a bad rap for a lot of years, and that absolutely the NBA is ready for more gay players! He believes that society is more homophobic than teams in locker rooms!

Guess what! We think he's right!

Check out the great interview with Anderson Cooper (above)!!

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Mark Cuban Has No Doubt Other Gay Players Will Come Forward!

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We know it's time, you know it's time, and Mark Cuban knows it's time!!

It's time for OTHER players in professional sports to come out and be their own gay selves!!

That's right! Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has already supported the idea of LGBT players AND contemplated drafting a woman, and he's now divining that others gay players will start to come out now that Jason Collins has!!

In response to NYT Sports columnist Bill Rhoden saying (incorrectly, we might add) that full acceptance of LGBT players is 'decades' away, Mark had this to say:

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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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