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Kobe Bryant, Bill Clinton “Proud” Of Jason Collins

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Professional athletes and even politicians are taking to Twitter to express their support for NBA center, Jason Collins. On Monday, Collins revealed that he was gay in an interview with Sports Illustrated.  “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” he tells the magazine.

Collins’ announcement has the social networking websites buzzing:

“Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU,” Kobe Bryant tweeted.

“I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. #FTheHaters,” Baron Davis wrote.

“The time has come. Maximum respect,” Steve Nash added.

Former president Bill Clinton even took to Twitter to express his support for Collins who went to college with his daughter, Chelsea. He also released this statement on his website:

“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities.

For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”

And of course there were some detractors like New York radio personality, Charlamagne Tha God, who tweeted:

“Jason Collins. Never heard of him. Don’t even know what position he plays. Is he a good penetrator? How’s his ball handling skills?”

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Kerry Washington Goes All Natural For ‘Allure’ Magazine

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Kerry Washington let her hair out for Allure magazine — literally.

The Scandal star graces the cover of the publication’s November issue and rocked her natural locks for the gorgeous spread. “I like to wear my natural texture, especially now because I have children and I want them to know that their hair is perfect as it is,” she told the magazine.

The mother of two explained, “They don’t have to change it or straighten it. They can, but they don’t have to.”

While talking about “crushing impossible beauty standards,” the beauty also opened up about her hair on Scandal. For al you Gladiators, you probably even noticed in the Season 8 premiere, Washington’s hair is on point. “There’s someone who follows me around all day long [on the set],” she said.

Kerry continued, “Like, literally follows me to make sure there’s not a single hair out of place. This is somebody’s full-time job. Then someone follows me around to add powder so that I never look shinier than I’m supposed to.”

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