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Oprah Will Speak w/ Jason Collins & His Family Together On ‘Next Chapter’ This Sunday

Oprah Will Speak w/ Jason Collins & His Family Together On 'Next Chapter' This Sunday

In what really shouldn’t be a surprise, Oprah Winfrey will speak with NBA player Jason Collins, his twin brother Jarron, his parents Portia and Paul Collins, his sister-in-law Elsa Collins and aunt Teri Jackson, a San Francisco Superior Court judge and the first family member he came out to, in their first interview together, on the heels of Collins’ recent public *coming out*.

The special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter will air this Sunday, May 5 from 8-9 pm ET/PT on OWN the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The press release states that Collins will reflect on the worldwide reaction following his decision to reveal that he is a gay man, and how he hopes his story will further the conversation around equality. 

Watch a teaser of the episode below:

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Author G D Grace

For his courage, I am inspired. I'll keep this short and sweet; the harder this fight for equality for all people intensifies, the more walls I see crumbling. Eventually, one day, perhaps not in my lifetime, there will be an existence void of judgement of another…

Yes, one day. ~GD

ScriptTease

If you want to be treated equal, than stop making a big deal out of it. If you want to be gay, be gay… no need for a big announcement.

BLACKMAN

DISTRACTION 101. WHO CARES. All this Gay Marriage, celebrity worship = mental removal from the STRUCTURES, INSTITUTIONS AND DECEITFUL PEOPLE that are polluting the planet, raping the Developing World and sinking the Middle Class into poverty status.

Ignore BULLCRAP.

Orville

I do not see Jason Collins as a hero he is an opportunist he waited until the end of his career to come out he is no hero. Robbie Rogers a young American soccer player came out in his prime at the age of 25. Rogers does not get the same press as Collins just because soccer is not as popular as the NBA in the USA.

I think a lot of the media coverage has to do with the fact Jason Collins is a black man. In this sense it is positive that Collins came out showing the world not all gay people are white.

However, I do not think Collins coming out is going to make a big impact in men sports. The reason is Collins is NOT ACTIVE. The man is a free agent and the liberal media saying this guy is active is a lie. The guy is at the end of his NBA career and he is a free agent suddenly the liberal media are calling him a hero to the gays. Orlando Cruz should be on Sports Illustrated cover the Puerto Rican boxer came out last year he is ACTIVE in boxing. Cruz also won two fights after coming out. Jason Collins has very good PR people but a 34 year old journeyman who waited until the end to come out is no hero.

CareyCarey

ET Tu, Oprah? I mean, although I've said Ms. Winfrey is arguably one of the greatest black woman to walk this earth, pimping ain't easy but it sure pays well.

Let me count the ways Oprah has explioted the misery of black folks. Tragedy, confusion, usurpers and painful tears have graced her couch in the form of Mike Tyson & Robin Givens, Whitney Houston's family and Michael Jackson's family, just to name a few.

Now we have an over-the-hill NBA player confessing his sins to the public – on Oprah's couch. But wait, an ESPN sports analyst has recieved global support – and some criticism – for calling out Mr. Collins. In Collins' essay in Sports Illustrated, the basketball player wrote, "I take the teachings of Jesus seriously"…

Chris Broussard replied "If you're openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says "you know them by their fruits,' it says that that's a sin," said Broussard. "And if you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality — adultery, fornication, whatever it may be, I believe that's walking in open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ, so I would not characterize that person as a Christian."

And from my personal understanding of the word, Leviticus 18:22 says "thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination"

I know, maybe to has nothing to do with theology. Maybe Jason came out to protect his CIVIL RIGHT? Nah, although the gay community has tried to tie civil right to their agenda, (pandering for black sympathizers) a sex act does not fall under the guidelines of civil rights. So what does Oprah and Jason's family hope to accomplish by spreading all their business in the street? Well, I know Oprah is clocking dollars. I mean, although she is not putting the gay fellow Jason Collins, out on the Ho-Stroll wearing fish-net pantie hose, ruby red lipstick and six inch stilettos, she is nevertheless parading him out to make money.

Lastly, I wish there was a universal definition for the words "hater" and "HOMOPHOBIC!". Surely we all can agree, when someone does not agree with another's lifestyle, habits, or political position, and thus speaks speaks on it, they are not necessarily a haters nor homo-phobics. But me oh my, I wonder whats on Jason Collin's mind?

Elliot

I am offended by the previous comment. Sadly, it is just something that breaks the heart and must be dealt with every so often. The good, NOT EVERY BLACK PERSON IS HOMOPHOBIC!!

I am a black gay man. I am a fan of this site. And, I think it is great how this site covers gay cinema that involves black gay subject matter to whatever degree within our diaspora.

That said, I must admit that I am restrained in my enthusiam toward Jason Collins. Honestly, I am probably one of the few black gay men right now who is so restrained because of a belief there is more to his story. Understand, it was brave for him to come out in so public a manner. It had to be a difficult decision on his part.

But, I don't understand how he can come out and give as an explanation how the tragic death of Mathew Shepard, a young white man who was murdered because of homophobia, yet ignore those countless numbers of black men and boys who even now are being bruitalize and killed for being gay; their deaths count just as much as Shepard's. Collins doesn't even acknowledge those within his own community who have faced the tragic consequences of homophobia. He doesn't. I don't understand it. Will Oprah ask him this question? No!!!

Collins personal life is his own to nevigate. It is no other person's business. This said, it does hurt when black gay men in the public eye come out and choose embrace white culture and all that comes with it—-like a white male partner. Collins will not be any different. White gay culture will celebrate him like they are now. To many black gay men–black gay men are always being told how INVIBLE their relationships are between one another by black homophobes and gay white supremacy.

urbanauteur

Yeah celebrate sunny spring 2013 with Jackie Robinson and the Powder Puff Revue… another systematic emasculation of the Black Man, its even gone viral.

Dinosaurs are us..!.

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