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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Jason Collins #46 of the Brooklyn Nets gestures against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Collins, Nets Dealing With Bright Spotlight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Deron Williams took a moment to snap a few photos of Brooklyn teammate Jason Collins at their shootaround in Portland. He couldn’t help it: The NBA’s first openly gay player was […]

02/27/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Collins Becomes 1st Openly Gay Active Player

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday. His only focus was how he played basketball.

02/23/2014

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WWE’s Darren Young Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active Pro Wrestler

It’s not exactly sports, it’s “sports entertainment,” but it’s still an awfully big deal.

08/15/2013

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Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Support Gay Athletes

Poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans support gay athletes.

05/17/2013

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Blog: The Week in Review

On Saturday, a horse named Orb won the Kentucky Derby with jockey Joel Rosario in the saddle.

05/08/2013

Jason Collins (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Local Professor Weighs In On How Young Gay Athletes Set Tone For NBA Coming Out

“Change is coming from the top down, but it’s also coming from the bottom up,” says Ellen Staurowsky, a professor of sport management at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

05/04/2013

Stigall Show Log 4.30.13

Chris covers the details of the close of the Kermit Gosnell trial, reviews Chris Christie’s appearance with Joe Scarborough yesterday, and analyzes the reaction to NBA Player Jason Collins announcement that he is gay. He talks to Bucks Country Courier-Times Columnist JD Mullane, Dennis Michael Lynch about his documentary They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty, Marc Summers about the annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl, State Senator Dominic Pileggi, and the Reverend Dr. Kevin Johnson.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/30/2013

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

04/29/2013