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Oprah Sits Down with Jason Collins and His Family: VIDEOS


Oprah sits down with Jason Collins and his family this Sunday on Oprah's Next Chapter and she has posted a few preview clips from the interview, one in which Collins talks about the stigma being attached to being gay in the African-American community and why that added another dimension to his story. Collins also mentions his gay uncle and the importance of having a role model there for him.

Oprah also asks Collins' parents if there was a "releasing of the dream" of the idea they had had for their son that he would be "walking down the aisle" with (a woman)..."


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  1. good luck to him and I hope he is given the respect he deserves by fans and his teamates

    Posted by: tcnnyc | May 3, 2013 9:16:40 PM

  2. Who cares? Maybe he should become the next RuPaul. He loves attention.

    Posted by: GB | May 3, 2013 10:01:32 PM

  3. pretty perfect family

    Posted by: shane | May 3, 2013 10:03:37 PM

  4. Of course it's perfect. It's all been pre-screened. You can find a perfect example of anything in this country. I did this in the '70's without the fanfare. This one's for the trophy case.

    Posted by: Josh | May 3, 2013 10:31:05 PM

  5. OK, the 15 minutes are up. This is getting old now.

    Posted by: David Hearne | May 3, 2013 10:35:52 PM

  6. His bulge is going to break up a lot of "stable" Hollywood gay male marriages. You can bet his love life will be followed as well.

    Posted by: Jake | May 3, 2013 11:08:13 PM

  7. Let's not underestimate the importance of Jason Collins' coming out. He ought to be respected.

    Women have been coming out in professional sports for decades. Why has it taken much longer for men? I truly believe that women have it easier. Women benefit from the double standard.

    Posted by: Adam | May 3, 2013 11:11:15 PM

  8. How about Donna Johnson or Charlie Morgan ? Not a lot people know about these heroes.

    Posted by: PE | May 4, 2013 12:08:39 AM

  9. David Hearne and Adam are the same person. They should just be ignored.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 4, 2013 12:09:44 AM

  10. Okay. First I have to say that Jason Collins is great. He is talented and smart and articulate. Second, I'm a little shocked by some of the mean-spirited comments from a few of the folks here on this website. Those people need to take a good look in the mirror. I don't think they like themselves very much, and I feel sorry for them.

    Posted by: GM | May 4, 2013 1:16:26 AM

  11. This man did something important and courageous, advancing the LGBT movement more in 5 days than his detractors here have probably done in their lives. Show some grace and respect!

    Posted by: Joe in SF | May 4, 2013 1:56:19 AM

  12. Homosexuality is not deserving of the approbation of man. We can not overlook condemning those, who, through their own bad use of their faculties, are vicious to the good and perfection of the human system.

    Posted by: Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui | May 4, 2013 2:09:26 AM

  13. saol admin baba

    Posted by: sohbet | May 4, 2013 3:33:06 AM

  14. Jean-Jacques,

    Get lost!!

    Posted by: BRAINS | May 4, 2013 7:07:12 AM

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    Video: Where is The Evil Myth of Heterosexual-Supremacy Alive and Sick? You Might Not Believe It!

    Video: What exactly is The Evil Myth of Heterosexual-Supremacy?

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    Rev. Timmy Video Blog - Surviving and thriving on Planet Heterosexual-Supremacy:

    Video: When did the evil myth of heterosexual-supremacy actually begin targeting folk born non-heterosexual?

    Posted by: TwoHusbands | May 4, 2013 9:18:02 AM


    Posted by: steve | May 4, 2013 9:51:48 AM

  17. Those who deny the divinity and perfection of the LGBT are separating themselves from the Oneness of all and revealing their deep fear.

    Posted by: Joe in SF | May 4, 2013 3:04:50 PM

  18. I think Joe and GM read the same psychology paperback from the supermarket. Thank the media for the remarkable five day blitz.
    Think about the "divinity" of sucking and f----ing. You've gone over the deep end.

    Posted by: Jake | May 4, 2013 3:22:54 PM

  19. videos and stories of openly-gay people and their supportive families always bring out the bitter jealousy and hilarious dismissal of closeted gay conservatives.

    will any of the complainers post a video of themselves and THEIR families?

    of course. not. because they can't.

    and that's why this story of a black man who is openly gay with his black family who are OPENLY SUPPORTIVE irks them so much.

    because their own white conservative familes sit each day wishing they'd been pro-Choice, all those years ago.

    oh well.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 4, 2013 3:45:51 PM

  20. You dictate every discussion. Your generalizations are off. Your Canada is showing Kiwi, and you are angry.

    Posted by: CB | May 4, 2013 5:04:01 PM

  21. I salute Jason Collins. I must say, however, that it's not a stretch to suppose that he might be gay when you hear him speak. I can only imagine the discomfort around him for many years. Moms always know. (Mine sure as hell did.)

    It's still groundbreaking to say it out loud- a real Christopher Columbus moment to leave behind Black Culture, Religious Culture, and Sports Culture and set out on your own, trusting that the world is not flat. Go Jason! If you need comfort, or a great massage, you call me.

    Posted by: Rob | May 4, 2013 9:30:25 PM

  22. At times like this, I wish I could "fix" all of the broken souls out there who can't see good when it's staring them in the face. Jason Collins did great good by coming out, and I thank him for that. In addition, I think there are innumerable young LGBT kids out there who will reassess their lives for the better because of brave folks like Jason Collins. That is indeed a great legacy for any one person to leave behind as they forge through their lives in this conflicted world.

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | May 5, 2013 4:27:20 AM

  23. Well said, Tom.

    Posted by: millerbeach | May 6, 2013 3:43:56 AM

  24. Thank you, millerbeach! Aside from all of the self-interested irons in the fire, foremost in our thoughts must always be those frightened kids who are not taught that what is naturally happening to their bodies is normal. Because of ancient and useless prejudices against what has been perfectly normal for 1,000's of years, we as modern citizens must become forever exempt from criticism and denigration by those who also find their orientation “straight” without decision or self-righteousness. Our diverse birthright orientations are normal beyond criticism, and the sooner we adults teach that simple yet fundamental truth to our children, the sooner all children will learn that all of creation is in the same basket, succeeding together or horribly failing to each other's detriment! Let’s embrace success as a unified people who could not care less about whom one loves, except to say “Congratulations!” upon finding one soul with whom you feel complete!

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | May 8, 2013 2:13:44 AM

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