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Excerpts from Jason Collins’ Sports Illustrated article

Excerpts from NBA veteran Jason Collins’ first-person account published in Sports Illustrated, as he came out as the first gay male player in the four major American professional sports:

‘‘When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.’’

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