Gay & Proud of It! Celebs Who Have Come Out

From Robin Roberts to Bob Harper, these gay celebrities have bravely announced their sexuality to the world. (30 Photos)

Ishaw Thorpe on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:53AM

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Gay & Proud of It! Celebs Who Have Come Out

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Jason Collins

Professional basketball player Jason Collins is ready to share who he really is with the world. “I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," he confessed on April 29, via Sports Illustrated. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation." Collins added that he's aware that his coming out may not be easy. "Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's a good place to start," he said. "It all comes down to education. I'll sit down with any player who's uneasy about my coming out. Being gay is not a choice. This is the tough road and at times the lonely road."

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