Pro NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Sports

Jason Collins is the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. A major step for gay rights.
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Male 41,141
@LandoGriffin: It was a VERY local story! Either McLlwain or Taberacci (a good goalie) was the main part of the deal, but he refused to be trades without Cunneyworth! lolz!

Given Toronto Maple Leaf`s long history of child sex abuse by their homosexual staff (Team? Arena? Both?)? It`s no wonder THEY don`t talk about it... even though it was "common knowledge" in Toronto`s gay community. The "Kids in the Hall" made many references to it...

Anyhow, a few months after that? They broke up! Cunneyworth started playing badly, it was a whole NEW sort of "locker-room distraction" (fighting ex-lovers) and he got traded ;-)

Winnipeg is a VERY accepting place! We didn`t care one bit. I had several friends who worked at the arena around that time who told me of this amusing story. :-)
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Male 3,477
Good for him but is it really headline news?
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Male 3,842
5Cats - I googled "Cunneyworth gay" to see if any mention of the "locker room distraction" is on the internet, and all I found was criticism by Montreal fans for hiring him as coach in 2011 despite that he doesn`t speak French. Are you sure he has admitted being gay? Because I`d think there would be a mention somewhere, such as in the articles speculating that John Madden is the anonymous gay NHL player that has discussed the issue without identifying himself.
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Male 145
wow now kkk is realy going to dislike tat guy XD
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Male 41,141
President Obama phoned him. Good to know Obama has solved all the world`s problems and has so much free time... to go golfing... and call homosexuals... and take photo ops of "private moments"...

@LandoGriffin: Not "out of the closet" but yeah, openly gay. Randy Cunneyworth and the other guy we got from Toronto with him? Dave McLlwain I think. They were boyfriends. It was called a "locker room distraction" back then :-)

In baseball, Dave Stewart dated a "shemale" (pre-op) does that count as openly gay?
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Male 1,252
Yep...couldnt give a rats ass.


Just want everyone to know......sigh* ..I am heterosexual.... I know it may seem strange and almost alien but I`m still the same person... sooo uhhhh...can I have like a plaque or an award or something?
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Female 4,447
madduck said pretty much exactly what I was going to.
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Male 3,842
[quote]There`s been plenty of gay hockey players... I guess that shows how many Americans watch hockey..[/quote]

Openly gay while actively playing in the NHL? Who was that?
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Male 3,842
Good on Jason Collins. For all those of you saying it is not a big deal, there has NEVER been an openly gay active player on a major U.S. team sport. NEVER. Until now. And, when the world doesn`t end, hopefully all the gay bashers will realize what we all know already; that it really isn`t a big deal.
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Female 30
I guess this is my time to come out...........I`m a straight female and proud.
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Female 86
It`s about time!
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Male 3,060
As long as he can average me 18 points and 9 boards, I could care less who he "drives the lane and takes it to the basket" to.
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Female 8,123
Good for him, and for those who say they don`t care- good for you too. No one should care, but sadly, many do, so the more visible gay and trans people out there the more normal it will seem- and easier for those kids who have a hard time.
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Male 579
"I`m heterosexual!" See? ...no one gives a crap. Yet I`m supposed to be all wowed and awe-inspired at how courageous, brave, and heroic this announcement is? Puuhhhlllease! This doesn`t even break the top one billion. Just so you know gay people, most of the rest of us don`t give two craps if you`re gay or not. Just letting you know.
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Male 41,141
There`s been plenty of gay hockey players... I guess that shows how many Americans watch hockey... ;-/

Also: Who Cares?
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Male 8,694
And right about now every single one of his team mates are going, `Well, no poo Sherlock.`
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Male 1,341
And not a single drat was given.
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Male 3,285
So?
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Female 9,585
Good for him. I don`t watch Basketball, but believe this is a good first step in major sports.
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Male 21,018
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