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Michael Sam's and Jason Collins' courage doesn't end with coming out

Updated: February 27, 2014, 4:43 PM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

Much has been made of Michael Sam's courage in announcing that he is gay before the NFL draft, as well as the courage of Jason Collins, who recently became the first openly gay player in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets. Many have said their boldness will inspire other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes to come out at all levels of organized sports.

Yet the choice of these two black men to live openly as gay in the often hypermasculine world of professional men's sports ...

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