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Today brings another first in American gay history: NBA player Jason Collins comes out and becomes America's first openly gay and still-playing male major professional athlete.  I'm not really a sports girl, but this is a big deal and as a queer gal I'm grateful to Jason Collins for being brave enough to be the first.  I look forward to the day when this kind of an announcement is no big deal, and it's people like him who will help us get there.

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We are watching the political tide in this country turn. As recently as two years ago many thought it was unlikely the nation would legalize gay marriage, now most think it is all but inevitable. Collins is a privileged hero, but no less a hero. Angie caught some of what is great about this announcement in this post i am happily reblogging.