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First openly gay NBA player retires at 35

Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran and the NBA's only openly gay player, announces his retirement at a news conference before a basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York.  AP

Jason Collins, who became the National Basketball Association’s first openly gay player, retired aged 35 Wednesday but vowed he would continue the fight to make US sports more tolerant.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Homophobia common in Australian sport—study

In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, Ian Thorpe of Australia, smiles with his gold medal after winning the 200-meter freestyle at the Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  AP FILE PHOTO

The first national study of homophobia in Australian sport released Wednesday suggests insults, jokes and discrimination based on sexuality is commonplace both on and off the field.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Reports: Ian Thorpe to reveal he is gay

Ian Thorpe

Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview with English talk show host Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US college basketball player announces he’s gay

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University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in the top U.S. men’s college basketball division.   Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. He said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player […]

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Collins’ Nets jersey sale proceeds to go to gay rights groups

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The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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