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Principal comes out during Pride Day event at Washington high school

Principal comes out during Pride Day event at Washington high school

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --Students at a high school in Washington cheered as their principal told them at a Pride Day event that he is a "proud gay man."
Frances Burns
Beyonce covers Time's '100 Most Influencial People' issue

Beyonce covers Time's '100 Most Influencial People' issue

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Time magazine unveiled the cover of its annual "100 Most Influential People" issue on Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Jason Collins gets second 10-day deal with Nets

Jason Collins gets second 10-day deal with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.
Collins meets with parents of Matthew Shephard after Denver game

Collins meets with parents of Matthew Shephard after Denver game

DENVER, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins says his jersey No. 98 took on added meaning after meeting in Colorado with the parents of slain gay student Matthew Shepard.
Jason Collins meets Matthew Shepard's family

Jason Collins meets Matthew Shepard's family

DENVER, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Jason Collins, America's first openly gay athlete in its major sports, met with Matthew Shepard's family in Denver, Colo., Thursday night.
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Jason Collins has best-selling jersey in NBA

Jason Collins has best-selling jersey in NBA

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jason Collins, who is on a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, has had his jersey with number 98 become the best-selling in the NBA.
Aileen Graef

NBA: Brooklyn 108, Los Angeles Lakers 102

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Deron Williams scored 30 points Sunday and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-102 in the first NBA game to feature an openly gay player.
Nets sign openly gay Jason Collins to 10-day contract

Nets sign openly gay Jason Collins to 10-day contract

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Free agent forward Jason Collins, who revealed last year he is gay, has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced Sunday.
Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks

COLUMBIA, Miss., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brendon Ayanbadejo says Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who has come out as gay, is similar to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.
Evan Bleier
Boston bombing survivors to be First Lady's guests at State of the Union

Boston bombing survivors to be First Lady's guests at State of the Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, both Boston bombing survivors, will attend the State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of first lady Michelle Obama.
Aileen Graef

WH: Obama wants to work with Congress, but will use executive order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama wants to work with the U.S. Congress, but isn't afraid to wield his executive pen if needed, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
State of the Union: First lady's guests announced

State of the Union: First lady's guests announced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- People at the center of some of 2013's biggest stories will join first lady Michelle Obama for one of the biggest moments of the political year.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Majority support NBA's Collins' decision to announce he is gay

Poll: Majority support NBA's Collins' decision to announce he is gay

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- A majority of U.S. residents said they support NBA player Jason Collins' decision to reveal he is gay, results of a Washington Post-ABC News poll indicated.

Howard Kurtz apologizes for Jason Collins report

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist Howard Kurtz said Sunday he made "a big mistake" in his erroneous report that NBA star Jason Collins didn't disclose his engagement to a woman.

Howard Kurtz fired after Jason Collins blog

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist, author and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz has been fired by The Daily Beast, website publisher Tina Brown said Thursday.
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Indiana Pacers guard Anthony Johnson (8) is covered by New Jersey Nets defenders Jason Kidd (5) and Jason collins (35) in game 4 of their first round playoff series at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on April 29, 2006. The Nets defeated the Pacers 97-88 to tie the best of seven series 2-2. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Jason Paul Collins (born December 2, 1978 in Northridge, California) is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and later attended Stanford University, where he was an All-American in 2000–01 and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on March 15, 2000. He finished his career ranked #1 in school history for field goal percentage (.608) and #5 in blocked shots (89).

As a rookie along with Richard Jefferson, Collins played a significant role in the New Jersey Nets' first ever NBA Finals berth in 2002 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the 2002–03 NBA season Collins took over the starting center role for the Nets and helped the franchise back to the NBA Finals. Prior to the 2004–05 season, he signed a $25 million contract extension with New Jersey for five more years.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jason Collins."
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