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NBA's Jason Collins says 'I'm gay': Hudson Valley's reaction

NEWS12: Hudson Valley residents react to the news that NBA player Jason Collins has become the first pro athlete in a major American sport to come out as gay during his playing career. (April 29, 2013)

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