Apr 30, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — NBA center Jason Collins announced that he is gay in Sports Illustrated and made history as the first active male pro athlete to come out. Kobe Bryant and even the president chimed in with support. NPR's Neal Conan reads from a variety of opinions on the significance of this moment.
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Read The Full Opinion PiecesIan Crouch, The New Yorker, "Jason Collins Comes Out"
Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News, "Jason Collins' Revelation That He Is Gay Is Admirable, But..."
Cyd Zeigler, Outsports.com, "The Meaning Of Jason Collins' Coming Out"
J. Bryan Lowder, Slate.com, "Jason Collins' Awkward Coming Out"
Frank Bruni, New York Times, "Basketball's Gay Paragon"
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