Jason Collins Makes Surprise Appearance at HRC’s San Francisco Gala
October 19, 2013 by HRC staff
Post submited by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications
Collins shared his personal coming out journey with attendees – including a touching story about running into a teacher on the very same night his Sports Illustrated story ran. The teacher shared that he was proud of Jason and that he, too, was gay.
As a professional athlete and role model, Jason’s coming out changed the face of sports and set a positive example for young Americans everywhere. But his story tonight also speaks to the importance of people everywhere – no matter who they are – being able to live openly and authentically.
Jason’s remarks come just a week after the 25th National Coming Out Day. For more coming out resources, you can visit www.hrc.org/ncod.
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