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Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins, Who Made History By Coming Out, Announces Retirement From NBA

“It feels wonderful to have been part of these milestones for sports and for gay rights, and to have been embraced by the public, the coaches, the players, the league and history.”

11/19/2014

Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Scouts: Michael Sam A ‘Tweener,’ Stock In The NFL Draft Is Nosediving

To many, Michael Sam is the ultimate feel-good story. But that doesn’t mean this week is going to play out well for him.

05/05/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Sign Collins To Another 10-Day Contract

They like what he’s done so far. The Brooklyn Nets are apparently so pleased with Jason Collins’ play they reportedly will sign the 35-year-old center to another 10-day contract once his current one runs out Tuesday.

03/03/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In Need Of Size, Nets Work Out Jason Collins

General manager Billy King said Thursday the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out center Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed.

02/20/2014

City Councilman Ritchie Torres (credit: council.nyc.gov)

New City Councilman Reflects On Being First Openly Gay Bronx Elected Official

The City Council welcomed 21 new members at the swearing in ceremony Wednesday. One of the youngest members of the council is 25-year-old Ritchie Torres of the Bronx.

01/08/2014

The ball falls through the net as a Mala

Yonkers High School Basketball Coach Comes Out As Gay Man To Team

A high school basketball coach in Yonkers has received strong messages of support after he came out as a gay man to his team.

06/25/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group: Jason Collins’ Coming Out Is ‘Tipping Point’ For Pro Sports

Now that NBA player Jason Collins has come out as gay, activists say the next step is not just about which player will come out next, but also about which players stand up and support those who are gay.

05/04/2013