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Jason Collins has come out as gay

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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#31 » by GhostsOfGil » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:23 pm

jmrosenth wrote:I can't believe Jason Collins would openly admit to playing for the Washington Wizards.


https://twitter.com/ChaseMit/status/328896216375115776

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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#32 » by truwizfan4evr » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:28 pm

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jmrosenth wrote:I can't believe Jason Collins would openly admit to playing for the Washington Wizards.


https://twitter.com/ChaseMit/status/328896216375115776

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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#33 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 pm

dorianwrite wrote:In addition to congratulating Collins, I'd like to congratulate this board. When I first started coming to this board (as the token openly gay occasional poster), nothing regarding sexuality in sports/society could be discussed here without rampant homophobic comments, and I don't see that anymore. It is heartening to see that Collins's coming out can be discussed rationally and seriously, too, as it has been on the first couple of pages of this thread.


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I think if anything this gives Collins a better chance of making the roster.

It is amazing he is the first to come out. There is probably one gay player on average for every team. Rosters have 13-15 players. My guess is there are anywhere from 25 to 40 gay NBA players.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#34 » by FAH1223 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 pm

jmrosenth wrote:I can't believe Jason Collins would openly admit to playing for the Washington Wizards.


https://twitter.com/ChaseMit/status/328896216375115776

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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#35 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:04 pm

I'm proud to be a poster on this board. I logged on expecting to find a mixture of support and homophobia... but have seen nothing but classy (and hilarious) posts.

Thank you all... posting and reading here is WAY more fun than actually watching Wizards games.
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Post#36 » by hands11 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:01 pm

I guess its a sign of how far things have come so quickly.

I'm sure it took a lot of courage for him to decide this and props to him for being the first to do it. Regardless of him doing it at the end of his career. Someone had to be the first.

But as I said, things have changed so quickly I am honestly not phased. I was like. Ok. Jason is gay. That's interesting.

So who do you'll think will be next to come out. Nash ? You know what's where the conversation is headed next. Speculation on who is next to come out. The stage is set for a bigger name now.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#37 » by JWizmentality » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:12 pm

Good for JC, but I'll play devil's advocate here. He stinks as a basketball player, and now we can't immediately drop his roster filling ass because of bad PR.
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Post#38 » by Wes_Tiny_Abe_ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:41 am

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Jason Collins is a BORING gentrification era gay.

The real gays in DC were over at 12" Dance Records on P Street back in the day.
99% of the employees who worked there and customers who shopped there were all openly gay.
From men dressed as women all the way to shirtless muscular incredible hulk body type dudes on rollerblades that place was just as gay if not gayer than any gay nightclub in DC or Baltimore.

I remember walking up to the register one time with a stack of albums I wanted to purchase and the cashier behind the register ignored me, pulled out a mirror and started applying lipstick and other makeup products to his face. "I'm busy right now" "Just leave the albums on the counter and come back and pay for them in 10 minutes" he said.

Sometimes the store phone would ring and nobody would answer it because they did not want to lower the music and disrupt the live in store DJ who was mixing house records in the back of store.

I still have one of their shopping bags.

One of these days I might frame it along with many of my other shopping bags from local businesses which have long since closed just to remind myself how interesting this city was before the CVS, Starbucks and Whole Foods invasion.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#39 » by JWizmentality » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:55 am

Oh wait, he's a free agent...nevermind.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#40 » by BigA » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:06 am

Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:
Jason Collins is a BORING gentrification era gay.



True that. I ran into him at the last No Pants Subway Ride.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#41 » by Effigy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:11 am

JWizmentality wrote:Oh wait, he's a free agent...nevermind.


Yeah, but now if you don't give him a contract at least some morons will claim it's because he's gay.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#42 » by Deivy202 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:05 am

SMH gay. Want him off the team.
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Post#43 » by WashWiz54 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:20 am

I don't care if the guy is gay, but any comparison to Jackie Robinson needs to end right now. That's a slap in the face to 42 and any other person of color who grew up in that era.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#44 » by Wes_Tiny_Abe_ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:38 am

BigA wrote:
Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:
Jason Collins is a BORING gentrification era gay.



True that. I ran into him at the last No Pants Subway Ride.


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Speaking of no pants being worn, you do know there was a Tracks reunion this past weekend right?
I did not go because I never really was a part of that scene. But I knew people who always went there.
Now as far as the original Tracks is concerned, Collins would not have lasted 5 minutes in that place. BOOM BOOM BOOM.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#45 » by Effigy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:09 am

Deivy202 wrote:SMH gay. Want him off the team.


You should want him off the team for being a 35 year old scrub who doesn't contribute much. His sexual preference shouldn't enter into it. If you found out Wall or Beal was gay you'd want them kicked off the team?
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#46 » by fishercob » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:57 am

Wes_Tiny_Abe_ wrote:Image

Jason Collins is a BORING gentrification era gay.

The real gays in DC were over at 12" Dance Records on P Street back in the day.
99% of the employees who worked there and customers who shopped there were all openly gay.
From men dressed as women all the way to shirtless muscular incredible hulk body type dudes on rollerblades that place was just as gay if not gayer than any gay nightclub in DC or Baltimore.

I remember walking up to the register one time with a stack of albums I wanted to purchase and the cashier behind the register ignored me, pulled out a mirror and started applying lipstick and other makeup products to his face. "I'm busy right now" "Just leave the albums on the counter and come back and pay for them in 10 minutes" he said.

Sometimes the store phone would ring and nobody would answer it because they did not want to lower the music and disrupt the live in store DJ who was mixing house records in the back of store.

I still have one of their shopping bags.

One of these days I might frame it along with many of my other shopping bags from local businesses which have long since closed just to remind myself how interesting this city was before the CVS, Starbucks and Whole Foods invasion.


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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#47 » by fishercob » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:59 am

Deivy202 wrote:SMH gay. Want him off the team.


What an ignorant piece of sh*t you are. I know from trying to decipher your posts that you're either a complete idiot, a teenager, or both. But that doesn't excuse this type of garbage.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#48 » by Dat2U » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:13 am

Deivy202 wrote:SMH gay. Want him off the team.


There's always gotta be one. SMH
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#49 » by AFM » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:11 pm

fishercob wrote:
Deivy202 wrote:SMH gay. Want him off the team.


What an ignorant piece of sh*t you are. I know from trying to decipher your posts that you're either a complete idiot, a teenager, or both. But that doesn't excuse this type of garbage.

His posts are generally terrible. I just assume he's 12.
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Re: Jason Collins has come out as gay 

Post#50 » by montestewart » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:50 pm

Deivy202 wrote:SMH gay. Want him off the team.

I forget, does the "S" stand for "scratching" or "shaking"? Or both, maybe?

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