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The WNBA and NBA stand up for LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay

Today, the NBA and WNBA went purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth, as the world takes a stand against bullying.

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October 16, 2014

The NBA goes purple for #spiritday

Today, the National Basketball Association stands in solidarity with GLAAD to speak out against LGBT bullying.

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August 5, 2014

First woman to referee the NBA marries her longtime partner

The LGBT community becomes more prominent in the NBA as one of the referees marries her longtime partner, Tanya Stine. In 1997 she became the first woman ever to referee an NBA match.

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April 25, 2014

VIDEO: Jason Collins appointed to the President's council on fitness, sports and nutrition

The first active gay pro NBA player Collins is joined by Misty Copeland, Alonzo H. Mourning, Jr.; Rachael Ray; and Robert Thomas Shepardson.

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April 4, 2014

NBA to auction off autographed Jason Collins Brooklyn Nets jerseys

The NBA announced that starting April 4th until April 22nd, Jason Collins' jersey will be put on auction to support GLSEN and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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March 21, 2014

Jason Collins says he's been target of anti-gay taunts from one NBA player since joining Nets

From a standing ovation in L.A. to fans chanting his name in Brooklyn, Jason Collins received an incredible amount of support from the basketball community as the first openly out NBA player. But despite the fact that the majority of the community encouraged his bravery to publicly come out, Collins experienced some negative comments.

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March 5, 2014

Jason Collins gets second 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets

During his first contract with the Brooklyn Nets, Collins stepped out onto the court making history. He received a warm welcomed as the fans applauded the player.

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