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Jason Collins Marches In Boston Gay Pride Parade


Just months after coming out, Jason Collins joined thousands in Boston to march in the city’s Pride Parade. The basketball player was surrounded by friends and family. Also by his side was his former college roommate, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III.

Kennedy was pivotal in helping Collins come out earlier this year. In his Sports Illustrated essay, he wrote about Kennedy’s experience in marching in the 2012 Pride Parade.

“I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore,” Collins wrote. “I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, ‘Me, too.’”

Following the parade, Kennedy tweeted:

“a day i’ll never forget. could not have had more fun marching in @bostonpride with my friend @jasoncollins34.”


[Photo: Boston Globe]

By:           Stacy Lambe
On:           Jun 9, 2013
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    • Tackle

      Good that he came out but gay hero, for me, no way. When I see him I can’t help but think and feel for his former girlfriend he deceived and strung along wasting eight yrs of her life with him.

      Jun 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      So nice to see he finally got a job……

      Jun 10, 2013 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man
      ChiChi Man

      @balehead: Nice to see while Jason Collins is proudly marching for equality, you’re continuing your cowardly, anonymous, pointless existence, contributing to nothing, changing nothing and most of all, being nothing!

      Jun 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry

      @Tackle: I guess we all have to live our lives your way now? Why cant we all just accept each other??

      Jun 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry

      @Tackle: @Tackle:@Tackle: I guess we all have to live our lives your way now? Why cant we all just accept each other??

      Jun 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      @Larry: Well do we all have to live our lives your way now and accept everyone who comes out as some hero or icon?? You can. I wont. But Larry it’s all good Its called choices. Besides I stated in my post “for me” Hopefully that answers your question. And I like your last part about “(can’t we all just accept one another) ” Wish it was that easy . But sometimes that cames with restrictions.

      Jun 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      Very proud of this beautiful man, and I wish him and all my fellow LGBTQ people the best this pride month and always!

      Jun 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      @Kangol: *Hugs*

      Jun 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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