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'How It Got Better' for Jason Collins: VIDEO


Jason Collins appears in a new episode of the "How It Got Better" series, joining Tegan and Sara, Jane Lynch, Tim Gunn, George Takei, and Laverne Cox in the story series which dives a bit deeper into the lives behind out and proud public figures.

In the inspiring clip, Collins talks about growing up as a twin in L.A., his entrance into sports, realizing he was gay at 16 and trying to fit in while not feeling right about it (he describes it as "having a CIA cover story and you just believe it"), how Matthew Shepard's murder influenced him, a trainer he saw in an 'It Gets Better' video, finally coming out to his family, his jersey #98, and his road to happiness.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Boy, how I love Jason Collins' smile. I always wanted a man with that kind of a beautiful smile.

    Now, all I could possibly get are drunks missing teeth--but they'll smile for ya'

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 5, 2014 1:40:54 PM

  2. Awww.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jun 5, 2014 2:54:46 PM

  3. If given the opportunity, I would kiss his feet. What a courageous and beautiful man!

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Jun 5, 2014 3:03:03 PM

  4. Now that he's taken off the mask, why doesn't take it a step further and take off the pants? A tasteful photo spread would be so inspirational Jason. A thank you gift from you, to us. We've seen your inner beauty.

    Posted by: Hey | Jun 5, 2014 5:56:05 PM

  5. Where's Daniel venereal to tell us what an affluent white person Jason Collins is?!

    Posted by: Carmelo | Jun 6, 2014 12:54:31 AM

  6. Jason's got that same African American palatability voters found in Obama. We need him.

    Posted by: LA | Jun 6, 2014 1:48:23 PM

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