President Barack Obama phoned NBA’s Jason Collins on Monday, after the 34-year-old center became the first major league athlete to come out.
NBC News: Pres Obama called Jason Collins to express his support and said he was impressed by his courage.
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 29, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama also expressed her support for Collins on Twitter.
“So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’ve got your back!” she said.
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