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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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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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NBA's Jason Collins' Ex-Fiancee Had NO CLUE He Was Gay!

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jason collins ex fiancee no idea nba gay out proud nba first american sports player inspiration lgbt communityCarolyn Moos was once engaged to NBA star Jason Collins — and even she only found out that he was gay just LAST WEEKEND!

She had no idea during their relationship at all!

Carolyn played a few seasons in the WNBA, and dated Jason for seven years! They were even engaged until they broke up in 2009 because Jason canceled their wedding! She never once thought he was gay!

When he talked to her last weekend, he wanted to let her know that his sexuality was the reason for ending their relationship — which he should have told her much earlier, because she has spent YEARS not understanding what went wrong! Plus that was almost a decade of being together!

Here's what she said:

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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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