NBA player Jason Collins has been making the media rounds, complete with an interview with Oprah, since coming out of the closet and becoming the first openly gay player on a major professional team sport in America. Now, he is slated to join first lady Michelle Obama at a swanky DNC LGBT fundraiser that starts at $1,250 a plate. (See the invite below.) The first lady and President Obama came out in full support of Collins almost immediately after he came out last week. Is Collins now being used for political fodder, a pawn in Washington’s own brand of the NBA playoffs?

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE DNC 2013 LGBT GALA RECEPTION WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

We have made so much progress towards equality.

Help us continue to move our country forward.

DNC 2013 LGBT Gala Reception with First Lady Michelle Obama hosted by Andy Cohen, featuring Jason Collins

May 29, 2013
Guest Arrival Time – 5:00 PM

583 Park Avenue
At 63rd Street and Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

SELECT AMOUNT

x $32,400.00 Chairper couple – includes photo + two dinner seats in the preferred viewing section + recognition as event co-chair

x $15,000.00 Host
per couple – includes photo + two dinner seats in the preferred viewing section + recognition as member of the host committee

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