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    Default I am Jason Collins

    Now that JC has shaken NBA locker rooms across the country and the world with his coming out, I would encourage all pro raiders to stand up with him for equality and say it loud, "I am Jason Collins". I devote myself 100% to my skill set. I am a professional above all else, no matter what. I'm may not be gay, in fact I'm totally not gay, but I believe in freedom. Let's hear it in the forums and capitols everywhere.

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    No idea who this random person is or why I should care (so clearly not shaking the world.) Why is someone being openly gay news? This isn't 1842.
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    Nope.

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    First current (sorta, I think he's between teams right now or something?) professional athlete from one of the four major sports in the US (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB) to come out as gay. It's a big deal here. For much of the US, it still is 1842.
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    Considering he's a meh player, nope, not really big news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eughe View Post
    Considering he's a meh player, nope, not really big news.
    I don't care if he's a crap player- it was incredibly brave of him to come out. Good for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JorlynEndless View Post
    First current (sorta, I think he's between teams right now or something?) professional athlete from one of the four major sports in the US (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB) to come out as gay. It's a big deal here. For much of the US, it still is 1842.
    You said it all.

    It's not that he came out. It's that he came out in an atmosphere that in even 2-3 decades ago, would have ousted him (and if not, the fans would have).

    Eventually it will be a true non-issue (thank goodness), but please, don't act like its not an important event in itself.

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    Collins also plays for Washington DC, a place that recognizes gay marriage. I wonder if he would've even came out if he played for another team like Charlotte or Memphis or what would happen if a player from a more conservative place did came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WriteThemWrong View Post
    Collins also plays for Washington DC, a place that recognizes gay marriage. I wonder if he would've even came out if he played for another team like Charlotte or Memphis or what would happen if a player from a more conservative place did came out.
    i don'T really thInk that this would really happen, i Mean, There probably isn't going to bE an out gay guy in major sports for a long time there, Because Of how intolerant it can be there. even in my more progressiveish small town, We had issues with this

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    I think it's awesome that many manly guys "show" themselves too, because of the gay stereotype. Most of us are not like Fab5 or listen to Madonna or whatever.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_Thomas_(rugby)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaahl
    ^ Two pretty manly gay guys. Well, unless you count Gaahls' makeup. :P

    I'm gay but not a raider!
    Last edited by Krumelur; 05-05-2013 at 03:03 AM.

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