“One-on-one with Jason Collins”


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“Kobe Bryant: Jason Collins’ Return to NBA Will Have ‘Domino Effect’


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“JASON COLLINS SIGNS WITH BROOKLYN NETS”


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“SOTU VIPs: Guess who got a seat next to the first lady”


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By Erin Delmore

PHOTO BY MARY SCHWALM/AP NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, marches in Boston’s gay pride parade, June 8, 2013.
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NBA veteran Jason Collins, left, marches in Boston’s gay pride parade, June 8, 2013.

Former NBA player Jason Collins, who became the first male athlete actively playing on a major American sports team to come out as gay last April, will join first lady Michelle Obama in her VIP box above the House floor during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, the White House announced Monday.

They will be joined by Boston Marathon bombing survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, who became an iconic image of the “Boston strong” movement after Arredondo, 53, was photographed rushing Bauman, 27, to safety. Bauman, who lost both legs in the bombing, was vital in the effort to identify the bombers during his recovery in the hospital, the White House said.

Also joining the first lady is Gary Bird, the fire chief of Moore, Okla., who led the search and rescue efforts after a tornado decimated the town and killed 25 people last May. Also in attendance will be Kathy Hollowell-Makle, a teacher of the year from Washington, D.C., and 16-year-old Joey Hudy, the youngest-ever intern at Intel who caught President Obama’s eye with his “extreme marshmallow cannon” during a 2013 White House Science Fair.

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“Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ gay rights anthem ‘Same Love’ wins at MTV VMAs”


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By Sarah Muller

The MTV Video Music Awards wasn’t all about Miley Cyrus’ jaw-dropping twerks.

In one of the more poignant moments of the evening, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ gay rights anthem “Same Love” won the award for “Best Video with a Social Message” at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.

“To watch this song in the last year spread across the world is a testament to what is happening right now in America on the forefront of equality,” said Macklemore while accepting his Moonman statue. “Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation.”

Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out earlier this year, introduced the duo who performed the song with singer Mary Lambert and surprise guest Jennifer Hudson.

“The only way things change is when you stand up for what you believe in,” Collins told the crowd at the Barclays Center. He appeared on stage with rapper A$AP Rocky to give his introduction.

The hit single by the Seattle rappers overtly embraces marriage equality at a time when recent polling suggests the nation appears to be shifting its mood in favor of same-sex marriage.

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“Should a person be fired for their opinion? Chris Broussard/Jason Collins”


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God loves us all. Chris Broussard!

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ESPN analyst Chris Broussard called being gay an “open rebellion to God”

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“NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay”


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God bless Jason Collins.

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