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Navratilova ‘passing the baton’ to fellow LGBT athlete Jason Collins

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova discussed NBA veteran Jason Collins' revelation that he is gay and whether or not "coming out" still matters on Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry." Full story

Does coming out still matter?

  Martina Navratilova, who was a trailblazer when she first came out in 1981, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about Jason Collins and being gay in professional sports.

What the sports world will look like post-Jason Collins

  Mary Curtis, contributor to the Washington Post's "She The People" blog, Democratic State Senator Kelvin Atkinson of Nevada, former NBA player John Amaechi, and NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca join Up with Steve Kornacki to discuss what NBA player Jason Collins coming out means for culture wars in Am

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  The iconic moment for gay rights in American sports

Jason Collins became the first active player in a major sport to come out of the closet this week. Up host Steve Kornacki’s talks with John Amaechi, one of the few people in the world who knows what that experience is like.

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