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Jason Collins To Be Michelle Obama’s Guest At State Of The Union Address

130429024012-jason-collins-profile-single-image-cutOpenly gay basketball player Jason Collins will be among the guests joining First Lady Michelle Obama when the President makes his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. Collins will be joining a group that includes a victim of the Boston Marathon attack and the man who helped him, a firefighter who responded to devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, and a woman who was named D.C.’s teacher of the year.

Being picked to sit with the First Lady means that Collins, and gay issues in general, will very likely be getting a shout out from the President during his speech. The guest list is carefully chosen to represent themes that the president wants to hit during the televised address.

President Obama repeatedly expressed his support for Collins when he came out last year. So did fellow athletes. But that hasn’t helped Collins with his career. He has yet to be signed by an NBA team since he came out last April.

By:          John Gallagher
On:           Jan 27, 2014
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    • jimbryant

      Will gay men ever stop? They allow themselves to be used by women. From yesterday’s Madonna-presided marriage farce at the Grammys to this thing with Jason Collins and Michelle Obama, it’s pathetic how gay men keep submitting themselves to acts of empty symbolism.

      Empty acts of symbolism with women by their sides is how gay men seem to operate these days. How sad, how pathetic…and how creepy!!!

      Jan 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BBellairs

      jimbryant, I vowed I would not respond to anymore of your nasty minded posts, but I have had enough. I have been reading your posts and I noticed a couple of things: you have referred to “you liberals” and “you gay guys” several times. This has led me to the conclusion that you are a straight Republican who only writes mean spirited things on this site to stir up shit. I also notice that you hate women, which also leads me to believe you can’t get laid, by anybody! I’m sick and tired of your posts, I wish I could delete them. Try saying something nice for a change, or just don’t say anything at all.

      Jan 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      @BBellairs: you “vowed” not to respond to Jimbo yet here you are… If you ignore bomb throwers, the bombs they throw will fail to ignite.

      Anyway, congrats to you Mr. Collins! I’m so proud of this President and first Lady!

      Jan 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BBellairs

      @Black Pegasus, yes I know I was a bit contradictory, but I couldn’t help it! I will however, ignore him from now on. And I agree with you, I also congratulate Mr. Collins and I too am very proud of our President and our First Lady.

      Jan 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte

      I can’t wait to see it.

      Jan 27, 2014 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant


      Actually, I have a good body and am not lacking for suitors. However, I have chosen to be chaste for the last year. Yep, I haven’t had sexual relations for over a year.

      I chose. Have you ever chosen?

      Jan 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247

      Overkill. Why doesn’t she invite a bullying victim/survivor?

      Jan 27, 2014 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CCTR

      @that_dude247: maybe he is a bullying victim/survivor

      Such an honor for Collins! Such a thoughtful and authentic first lady and Pres.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pamela D. Johnson

      my Aunty Brooklyn got a new yellow Nissan Quest Minivan just by some part time working online with a macbook air… you can try here http://x.co/3kvGq

      Jan 28, 2014 at 8:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      A great honor for Jason Collins, and thank you First Lady Michelle Obama!

      Jan 28, 2014 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      JimBryant, hating on the First Lady, presumably because he HATES ALL WOMEN. At least he is consistent. Too bad he’s gay, otherwise he would make for a great member of the Westboro Baptist Church folk. His hate certainly matches theirs.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sportyguy1983

      It should read “gay FORMER basketball player”. I hope he enjoys his new career as the token gay used by political people.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann

      He sure is a handsome devil.

      Jan 28, 2014 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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