Joe Kennedy statement on Collins
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy was Jason Collins’ roommate at Stanford and was a big influence for Collins going public. Kennedy marched in Boston’s 2012 gay pride parade, which encouraged Collins to no longer hide his true identity.
Congressman Joe Kennedy released the following statement in support of Collins:
“For as long as I've known Jason Collins he has been defined by three things: his passion for the sport he loves, his unwavering integrity, and the biggest heart you will ever find. Without question or hesitation, he gives everything he's got to those of us lucky enough to be in his life. I'm proud to stand with him today and proud to call him a friend.”