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Christopher L. Gasper

Sports world is still far too homophobic

It’s been a week since itinerant and articulate NBA center and former Celtic Jason Collins became the first active professional athlete in one of the four major North American team sports to reveal he was gay. It was a milestone moment, but also a reminder of how far the artificial world of sports is behind the real world in accepting homosexuality.

Collins is out of the closet, but it’s the insular macho culture of major professional sports that needs to come out of the dark and into the light.

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