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Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 3:40 pm  |  14 responses

Jason Collins to Headline Democratic National Convention LGBT Gala


The DNC announced today that trailblazing NBA free agent big man Jason Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fundraiser. Per the AP: “Last week, Collins became the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. President Barack Obama called the 34-year-old athlete the same day to congratulate him and tell him he was proud of his courage. The DNC says first lady Michelle Obama will also attend the May 29 fundraiser in New York. Tickets start at $1,250 per person and go up to $32,400 per couple to chair the event. The DNC included a call to legalize same-sex marriage in the party’s convention platform last year. Collins has played for six teams in 12 seasons and is now a free agent.”

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  • EJ

    As soon as I found out there’s a Democratic National Convention LGBT Gala, which is when I read this, I saw this coming.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    sympathy & politics dont mix

  • don

    so what’s the LGBT for? to encourage more people to come “out”?

  • http://twitter.com/trueballer4lif1 Melvin flynt

    F. These politricks an Collins gay agenda why does this dude get credit?, pure mind control!

  • http://twitter.com/trueballer4lif1 Melvin flynt

    What does your dame sex life have to do with sports!, ?

  • Josias Johnson

    People have to allow their minds to be controlled. We’re all adults. If adults can’t think for themselves, that’s pretty sad. Kids have adults to keep them from getting their minds controlled. So basically, mind control can’t work unless people allow them to be controlled.

  • Kris Head

    Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, every person who is seen as different is open to attacks and ridicule and that’s the saddest thing to see when someone is too scared to be themselves because of how society will look upon them from here on out. Fair play to Jason Collins and for civil rights I hope people who are homophobic will look as stupid as racist people who protested segregation do when we look through the history books.

  • Patrick

    Hall of Famer John Amaechi is cooler

  • gc6

    I called it from day one, a money making attention seeking stunt, you should have seen the hate I got

  • Kris Head

    what does cool have to do with it? being a Brit I have alot of appreciation for John Amaechi and I also have appreciation for what Jason Collins has done, so what people seem to be saying is Collins did it for the money? He’s a Standford grad the moment he quits ball he’s probably going to go into an industry which will pay him handsomely.

  • jmm

    I think Collins is a brave dude coming out whilst still being an active player, but I’m starting to feel the timing etc. was quite calculated – during playoffs when press coverage of the NBA is at it’s highest etc…

  • Mike Mihalow

    DNC, more like DNP! (Get it, Did Not Play, cuz he’s a benchwarmer, lol!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    Im really tired of hearing about this fruit cup, I just want to enjoy Playoff basketball without it being tainted by some attention seeking cunt. He sux both ways, get this guy outta here.

  • KipSmithers

    When you are the first to be open, it does. It shouldn’t, but it does…for now.

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