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A five-year NBA veteran, Amaechi came out in 2007, four years after retiring. He wrote a memoir, "Man in the Middle," about his basketball career as a closeted gay man. |(Credit: AP)

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Notable gay athletes

Jason Collins became the first active player in a major American team sport to announced he is gay. Here's a look at some of the notable athletes before Collins who took a similar step, either during or after their pro careers.

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