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Jason Collins on why he decided to come out now

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sports Illustrated provides a nice story behind the story of former Stanford star and longtime NBA journeyman center Jason Collins coming out as gay, which Collins chose to break in SI. An excerpt:


He's known "forever" that he's gay. But until last year it was personal, don't-go-there territory. "I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue," he writes in this week's cover story for Sports Illustrated. Last summer, at 33, he finally came out to a small group of family members and friends, though none of them is in the NBA. Bolstered by their unconditional support, he decided he was ready, at 34, to go public. "Now," he says, "it's time to live my life genuinely."

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