Christine Quinn Says Jason Collins’ Announcement ‘Is Literally Going to Save Lives’

Jason Collins. (Photo: Getty)
Jason Collins. (Photo: Getty)

Earlier today, Washington Wizard’s center Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. And, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who’s vying to become the first openly gay mayor of New York City, is rather happy about it.

“What Jason did today is literally going to save lives,” Ms. Quinn said in a statement. “Because the greatest athletes – who are children’s heroes more than athletes? – are also LGBT and it’s okay.”

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