LGBT

12:35pm

Tue April 30, 2013
The Two-Way

NBA Player Jason Collins Could Snag Endorsements, Speaking Gigs

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 2:04 pm

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center earlier this month in Chicago.
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

For Jason Collins, coming out just might prove a winning career strategy.

Before this week, the NBA center seemed like just another second-tier professional athlete, slouching toward retirement while still in his 30s. But all that changed overnight when Collins acknowledged he was gay in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine published Monday.

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9:57am

Tue April 30, 2013
Civil Unions

Colorado LGBT Couples Await Historic Midnight Civil Unions

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6:55am

Tue April 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama: Rumors Of My Demise Are Exaggerated

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 12:02 pm

President Obama during his news conference Tuesday at the White House.
Larry Downing Reuters /Landov
  • President Obama's April 30, 2013, news conference

(We updated the top of this post with a recap at 11:45 a.m. ET.)

Joking that a reporter's question Tuesday about whether he has "any juice" left to get things done in Washington made it sound like "I should just pack up and go home," President Obama paraphrased Mark Twain:

"Rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated," the president said, as he predicted that an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws will be among the things that get accomplished in his second term.

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10:50am

Mon April 29, 2013
The Two-Way

NBA's Jason Collins Is First Active Player To Come Out As Gay

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 8:39 pm

Jason Collins (left), then of the Washington Wizards, during a game this month against the Chicago Bulls.
Jim Young Reuters /Landov

"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," National Basketball Association center Jason Collins writes in a Sports Illustrated essay posted Monday, "but since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."

With that, the 34-year-old veteran of 12 NBA seasons and six pro teams becomes the first active player in the four major American team sports to come out.

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12:49pm

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

WATCH: Nevada Lawmaker Comes Out During Gay Marriage Debate

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 2:19 pm

Democrat Kelvin Atkinson represents North Las Vegas in the Nevada Senate.
Cathleen Allison AP

With all the other news demanding our attention in the past week, we missed an interesting dispatch from Nevada: Just as the state Senate began moving toward repealing a ban on same-sex marriage, a state senator surprised his colleagues with an announcement.

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