NBA center Jason Collins spoke with Oprah recently about his decision to become the first active male professional athlete in a major American sport to come out as openly gay. Collins shocked the sports world one week ago when he announced his sexuality in a beautifully written Sport Illustrated cover story. With Oprah, he elaborated a bit on what it means for him to be black, openly gay, and a person of faith.

“I grew up in a very religious family,” Collins told Oprah. “I knew as an African-American that it adds another dimension to the discussion,” he said of race impacts the discussion of his sexuality.

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