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The Brooklyn Nets signed Jason Collins. Making him the first openly gay athlete in North America’s four major professional sports. His first game was tonight (Sunday)

“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.”

Human Rights Campaign posted the following photo on Facebook


At the time of this post, the game had not yet been played

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