'I'm gay': NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier

Updated: April 30, 2013, 9:45 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston's gay pride parade.

Collins eventually decided he shouldn't, because he wanted to keep his secret safe: For more than a decade as a professional athlete, he had remained silent about his sexuality, worried about what teammates, opponents, fans -- the world, really -- might think.

Then came the Boston Marathon bombings two weeks ago, which ...

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