Jason Collins to Appear With First Lady at DNC Fundraiser

NBA player Jason Collins, whose announcement last week that he is gay was greeted as a turning point for coming out in professional sports, is headed to the political fund-raising circuit.

He is scheduled to appear with First Lady Michelle Obama at a May 29 fundraiser in New York, to be hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, that will raise money for the Democratic National Committee. The event is the annual gala for the DNC’s LGBT Leadership Council. Tickets for the event start at $1,250 per person, rising to $32,400-per-couple to be listed as campaign co-chairs.

The Associated Press reported on Monday that Collins is shopping a memoir to New York publishers.

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