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A Jackie Robinson moment?

Originally aired: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NBA veteran Jason Collins has come out as gay - first active pro-athlete in a men's team sport to do it. We have to include those modifiers, because the FIRST openly gay pro-athlete in a team sport was a woman - Sheryl Swoopes of the WNBA, who came out in 2005, although in 2011 she announced that she and her partner had split and that she was engaged to a man.

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