Jason Collins and other pro athletes who have recently come out

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The world of sports is (relatively) on the fast track to change as NBA free agent Jason Collins made the decision to come out in now-famous Sports Illustrated interview, making him the first active player in NBA history to ever come out as openly gay.

With the glass ceiling for gays in sports having been cracked and the closet door opened even wider, expect to see even more sports stars come out of the closet in the near future.

But while you wait for the next sports star to make the big, brave and admirable step, check out some other athletes who have come out in the past year below. – nicholas robinson

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