Openly Gay Athletes and the Struggle for Tolerance

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  • Michael Sam
  • Jason Collins
  • Brittney Griner
  • John Amaechi
  • Greg Louganis
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo
  • Chris Kluwe
  • Jim Mora
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Seimone Augustus
  • Orlando Cruz
  • Esera Tuaolo

Jason Collins

Collins came out publicly in an essay posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website. In a phone call, President Obama reportedly told Collins he was "impressed by his courage,” while First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her support. Collins is currently a free agent and says he wants to continue playing. (Photo: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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