Tuesday, April 30, 2013

President Obama calls Jason Collins, praises his courage to come "out"

President Obama called NBA center Jason Collins today after news broke that the pro basketball player had come out of the closet.

From Raw Story:
President Barack Obama called NBA player Jason Collins on Monday to praise his courage after he became the first star in big-time American professional team sports to come out as gay.

Collins, currently a free agent who has played for six teams over 12 seasons, made the announcement in a blockbuster article in Sports Illustrated. “The President called Jason Collins to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage,” said a White House aide, on condition of anonymity.

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