Jason Collins: ‘The choice is clear’

The first openly gay NBA player touted Hillary Clinton’s LGBT record at Monday night’s convention. 

Jason Collins told the crowd at Wells Fargo that he came out to the Clintons, whom he said he’s known for 20 years, before coming out publicly. 

“I knew [the Clinton family] would accept me for who I was and pave the path for others to do the same,” Collins said, going on to note Clinton’s LGBT work as Secretary of State and support for legislation like the Equality Act. 

“She knew my sexual orientation makes no difference in my ability to play basketball, just as someone’s gender makes no difference in one’s ability to lead our nation.” 

“The choice for continued progress is clear,” Collins finished, urging support for Clinton.


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