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Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants walks to the dugout after being relieved by Santiago Casilla #46 in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Giants’ Affeldt Grows To Love Open-Minded Bay Area

When he joined the San Francisco Giants five years ago, Jeremy Affeldt became determined to get rid of his negative feelings toward the gay population. The transformation took time and a change of heart.

05/21/2013

Jason Collins

After Coming Out, Collins Needs A New NBA Home

The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 – meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.

05/01/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

ESPN ‘Regrets’ Reporter Who Described Gay NBA Player As Sinner

NBA reporter Chris Broussard said on the air that Jason Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” by living as a gay man.

04/30/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 29, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA’s Collins Says Support After Coming Out ‘Incredible’

Jason Collins said he has gotten “incredible” support since coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues, and hopes he may have made the path easier for others to follow.

04/30/2013

May 6, 2013 Sports Illustrated Cover. (Courtesy: Sports Illustrated)

Analysis: Stanford Alum Jason Collins Did His Part – Now It’s Our Turn

It says something, nearly all of it good, that on the day a male athlete in one of the major American pro sports came as out as gay, the reaction from the NBA, fellow ballplayers and fans was almost uniformly positive. But let’s not break an arm patting ourselves on the back just yet. There’s some heavy lifting still to be done.

04/30/2013

Jason Collins as a player for the Boston Celtics.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sports World Shows Support For Jason Collins On Twitter

The 34-year-old NBA center revealed his sexuality on Monday and the outpouring of good will from the Sports community on Twitter has been overwhelming.

04/29/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stanford Grad Jason Collins 1st Major American Pro Athlete To Come Out As Gay

NBA veteran center and Stanford graduate 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

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait during Media Day on September 28, 2012 at the Boston Sports Club in Waltham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA’s Jason Collins Confided In SF Judge Before Coming Out

When Jason Collins contemplated whether to come out as the first openly gay active member of a major U.S. professional sports league, the first family member he confided in was his aunt, a San Francisco Superior Court judge.

04/29/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 29, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins And The Big Out

It’s tempting to compare Jason Collins with Jackie Robinson; after all, the biopic about Robinson, “42″, is a hot movie ticket right now and both are pioneers.

04/29/2013

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Teammates, Coaches Knew Of Gay NFL Player And Didn’t Care

It turns out that for the past few years, with no one watching, an NFL team — with its machismo and tough guys — had reached a certain understanding with one of its players. The player was gay, many on the team knew it, and no one cared.

04/18/2013

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