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Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Attend LGBT DNC Fundraiser in NYC: PHOTO

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Out basketball player Jason Collins, who headlined a DNC LGBT fundraiser last night in New York City, tweeted this photo from the event.

ABC News reports:

Speaking at the DNC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Leadership gala in New York City, Collins, who publicly revealed he was gay for the first time last month, called the first lady “a steadfast champion for LGBT families,” who with her husband is working to convey that “the most important thing that defines a family is love.”

Collins said he hopes his announcement provides “courage to those still unsure about coming out and I hope it shows them the overwhelming amount of support that is waiting for them.”

“Jason, we are so proud of you. We are proud of your talent, your character, your courage, and we are so proud,” the first lady said. “He has just made the difference in the lives of so many of our young people. So let’s give one more round of applause to our friend, Jason Collins. We love you so much, Jason.”

It's not clear how much was raised at the event ( $1,250 and up to $32,400 per person), hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen, although one powerful donor spoke out yesterday, announcing he was cutting off funds to the DNC over frustration about the lack of movement on immigration and ENDA from the party and the President.

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  1. Hosted by Andy Cohen. Ugh. When will this minstrel show of a homosexual disappear? It doesn't look like anytime soon, unfortunately.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | May 30, 2013 8:34:10 AM


  2. Andy Cohen is like the bad smell that lingers. It's interesting that this fund-raiser occurred just days after the Democrats threw us under the bus re immigration reform. Have they no shame?

    Posted by: Brent | May 30, 2013 9:06:25 AM


  3. The Gays are always good for a few bucks. Very reliable muppets, as Lloyd Craig Blankfein would say. Where else are they going to go? lollollollollollollollollollollol.......

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 30, 2013 9:10:32 AM


  4. Well the homophobic republican trolls are certainly around today.

    Posted by: MateoM | May 30, 2013 9:44:25 AM


  5. Which one's Collins?

    Posted by: Jonathan | May 30, 2013 10:01:00 AM


  6. @MateoM,

    If I was a Republican, would I have made a snark referencing Lloyd Craig Blankfein?

    Get you head out of your arse.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 30, 2013 10:21:54 AM


  7. Uh, you didn't make a snarky reference. You quoted him... indicating reverence.

    Maybe you aren't Republican, but homophobic and troll certainly apply.

    Posted by: ripper | May 30, 2013 10:38:34 AM


  8. ratbastard, shouldn't you be throwing a tantrum about Little Kiwi right about now?

    Posted by: Mikey | May 30, 2013 10:51:34 AM


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