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April 29, 2013

'I'm black. And I'm gay.'

US reacts as Jason Collins becomes first openly gay NBA player.
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins walking on the court in an NBA game against the Chicago Bulls. EPA/Tannen Maury Corbis

Basketball player Jason Collins rocked the NBA world when he penned a Sports Illustrated article announcing he was gay. In the article, Collins shares his internal struggles regarding sexuality and why it was time to 'come out.' The announcement was met by outpouring support from fans and fellow athletes. 

Many online are sharing the cover, seen below, of Sports Illustrated's May issue which features Collins.