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Democratic Members Of Congress Tweet Messages Of Support For First Openly Gay NBA Player

Jason Collins, a 34-year-old center who has been in the NBA for 12 years, came out as gay in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. Democratic members of Congress were quick to send Collins messages of support calling him "brave" and "courageous."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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