Jarron Collins Stands By His Twin


Late last summer Jason called and said that he was coming over because he had something to tell me. This was nothing new. We speak multiple times a day, always have. He's Tio Jason to my three kids. He's like a brother to my wife. He's my twin, eight minutes older. We live only a few miles apart on the west side of L.A. But while most of our conversations are quick and light, this one was different.

"What's going on?" I asked.

He sat down in my living room.

"Jarron," he said, "I gotta talk to you about something serious."

He was very simple and matter-of-fact.

"Jarron, I'm gay."

"You're what?"

I won't lie. I had no idea. We talked, he answered my questions, I hugged him and I digested what he had told me. At the end of the day,...

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