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NBA Ref Violet Palmer to Marry Long Time Partner

Jul 31
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

Hall Of Famer: Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

By Jim Vertuno | Apr 9
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says gay athletes’ fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of the struggles black players faced in the 1960s.

Jason Collins Gets Anti-Gay Taunts From NBA Player

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 23
The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, said that he is keeping his cool despite anti-gay taunts from other players.

Jason Collins Set For Home Debut with Brooklyn

Mar 2
Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA. Now it’s time for his own fans to welcome him back.

Warriors Exec Lauds Collins’s Signing

By Roger Brigham | Feb 27
When David Kopay became the first prominent American male athlete to come out of the closet in 1975, he had no social media to help spread the word. A vastly different world beckons Jason Collins.

Collins Gets Positive Feedback Upon Return to NBA

By Bernie Wilson | Feb 25
Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets says he has received a text message from Billie Jean King and other messages of support since becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major professional leagues.

A Place for Collins, and His Style of Basketball

By Brian Mahoney | Feb 24
NBA players insisted since last spring there would be a place in the locker room for Jason Collins.

GM King Confirms Nets Work Out Jason Collins

By Brian Mahonney | Feb 21
Looking to add a big man, the Brooklyn Nets have worked out center Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed.

NBA Executive Can Relate To Michael Sam

By Antonio Gonzalez | Feb 11
Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts is one of the few people who knows what NFL draft prospect Michael Sam might be going through after announcing he is gay this week.

After Coming Out, Collins Needs a New NBA Home

By Jon Krawczynski | May 1
The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job.

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