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Luke Prokop of the Calgary Hitmen skates against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Feb. 17, 2020, in Kelowna, British Columbia. Marissa Baecker/Getty Images hide caption

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Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib said on Monday that he would not have been able to publicly come out as gay without the support of the NFL and his teammates. Jeff Bottari/AP hide caption

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Jason Collins, who played for the Boston Celtics in 2012, signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Collins came out as gay in an article in 2013. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Collins (left), then of the Washington Wizards, during a game this month against the Chicago Bulls. Jim Young/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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