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Thom Loverro: Jason Collins' coming out as gay is just the first step toward tolerance and acceptance in sports

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Jason Collins didn't have much impact at the end of the bench for the Washington Wizards, but he carved out a piece of history Monday when he revealed in a Sports Illustrated story that he is gay -- the first active player in a major U.S. professional sports league to declare himself publicly. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since...

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