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Revere Hotel | Boston | July 27
Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets received the Point Foundation Leadership Award at the July 25 Point Foundation Leadership dinner in Boston. Collins was the first openly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North America pro sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL). Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who was Collins’ college roommate at Stanford University, presented the award to Collins. The Leadership Dinner was part of Point Foundation’s 2014 Scholar & Alumni Leadership Conference. Point brought 140 scholarship recipients and alumni to Boston July 24–27. The dinner and conference were held at Boston’s Revere Hotel. Janet Mock, prominent advocate for trans women’s rights and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness, was one of the guest speakers at the conference. Also speaking at the conference was Gautam Raghavan, White House Public Engagement Advisor and a key White House liaison to the LGBT community.