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Jason Collins and his partner test positive for COVID-19

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Collins said his partner, Brunson Green, is also dealing with the disease. Collins believes he contracted it on a trip this month.

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UPDATE March 26: Jason Collins tweeted Thursday evening that he and his partner are showing signs of improvement:

Jason Collins has tested positive for COVID-19, the gay former NBA player posted on social media earlier today.

Collins also shared that his partner, Hollywood producer Brunson Green, is dealing with the disease.

In his Twitter thread, the former Brooklyn Net said he believes he contracted the coronavirus while on a trip to New York City for the Brooklyn Nets Pride Night. At least four current Nets players have tested positive for COVID-19. Honored at that Nets Pride Night was Amazin LeThi, who has not shared any news of whether she has tested positive for the disease.

People across the sports world and LGBTQ community have shared their love and support for Collins:

The virus and disease are affecting all corners of society, and we know more LGBTQ athletes will be dealing with this in the coming days and weeks. All of us at Outsports are wishing Jason and Brunson, as well as everyone affected by the disease, good health and a speedy recovery.