We were THRILLED when Jason Collins became the first openly gay and active athlete on a major American sports team — it was such a powerful moment for both Jason and the LGBT community, and the outpouring of support has been astounding!
For instance, BILL CLINTON took the time to say something about Jason:
“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community. It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”
Uh, that's right — a former President is giving you props for being yourself! Amazeballz!
Here are some other people giving Jason verbal high-fives for being a brave pioneer for himself and the LGBT community in professional sports:
This is just AH-MAYZING!
Richard Branson and Bill Clinton have joined forces to help launch the social initiative called Haiti Forest, and we're loving that these two men are out doing good!!
The initiative is geared toward helping solve social and environmental problems in Haiti by bringing productive, sustainable and socially responsible forests to the country.
On top of the support from the founder of Yunus Social Business and the founder of the Clinton Foundation, Haiti Forest also has support from the Government of Haiti.
Excited about helping the cause, Bill said:
Could you imagine a better buddy-cop movie than one with President Bill Clinton and Kobe Bryant? Though, we totally imagine it as Kobe being the no nonsense cop, while Bill is the all nonsense cop. LOLz!
Instead of crime, though, Bill and Kobe are in the business of helping those with severe and persistent mental illness find "Hope, Help, and Home" through the Step Up On Second charity gala. It was made possible by The Clinton Global Initiative in partnership with The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation.
In wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, many people in the nation are rethinking our gun laws.
Federal laws prohibit the sale of firearms to those declared mentally unfit by a court.
A while back, Bill Clinton, when he was President, wanted states to have to report mental health records (and those declared unfit) to the FBI.
The Supreme Court said that that shouldn't be mandatory, and that states can choose to report them if they want.
Most choose to not do the extra work, so only 12 states make up the majority of mental health records in the FBI database.
Congress’ General Accounting Office said:
This is SO fab!!
Bill Clinton has announced that he will MATCH all donations that are given to the Clinton Foundation until June 25th!
Here's what he said:
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Clarins and FEED teamed up and will be hosting the first ever Clarins Million Meals Concert for FEED to benefit the FEED Foundation. Whew, what a mouthful!
The concert will be on Wednesday, May 30th and it will celebrate FEED's 5th anniversary.
FEED is a non-profit who provides nutritious meals for school children through the United Nations World Food Program in 74 different countries. Which is amazing because
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They have some fab things to auction off this year, for equally fab causes!!
There are more than 200 incredible packages from President Clinton, Adrian Grenier, Coco Rocha, James Taylor, Cameron Diaz, Pearl Jam, Lady Antebellum and more!!!
So what causes were chosen this year??
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