Celebrities React to NBA Star Jason Collins Coming Out as Gay

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By Michael Lewittes

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Celebrities are sounding off on Twitter about Jason Collins becoming the first active professional athlete to come out as gay. Appearing on the new cover of Sports Illustrated on Monday, the basketball player writes, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Now, Hollywood is taking to social media to react to the historical moment and applaud Collins’ decision. Check out what stars are saying below!

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