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    Apr 29, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    Well, about damn time!
    "Collins continues, "When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue."

    As to why he opted to address his sexuality now, Collins says that he was partly inspired by the Boston Marathon bombings, adding that "it takes an enormous amount of energy to guard such a big secret."

    "I've endured years of misery and gone to enormous lengths to live a lie. I was certain that my world would fall apart if anyone knew," he writes. "And yet when I acknowledged my sexuality I felt whole for the first time. I still had the same sense of humor, I still had the same mannerisms and my friends still had my back."
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    Apr 30, 2013 2:06 AM GMT
    Even though this is the 17th thread on this, lol.....

    I'm glad he's out of the closet. We need more people brave enough to be who they truly are. I'm just waiting for some athletes I've actually heard of before to come out.
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    Apr 30, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    i appreciate what it took for him to come out. but i will continue to say this until i die. why is it necessary for gays,lesbians, bi and transgenders to announce there sexuality and straight people do not. when straight people start doing it than so will i.