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Jason Collins Asked To Be Boston Pride Grand Marshal

CollinsIt’s officially Jason Collins day, everybody. The newly publicly out NBA star, who announced that the recent tragic bombings in Boston helped inspire him to come out, has now been invited to be grand marshal of the city’s pride parade.

“Things can change in an instant, so why not live truthfully?” wrote Collins in the history-making Sports Illustrated cover story. Now the historical city is returning the compliment.

“Boston Pride is formally inviting Jason Collins to be a Marshal in the 2013 Boston Pride Parade … Boston Pride is proud that our annual celebration helped to inspire Jason Collins to make his groundbreaking decision to come out,” a rep from the organization tells TMZ.

By:          JEREMY KINSER
On:           Apr 29, 2013
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    • tardis

      Wonder if he’ll do this. Not really a fan of Pride events, personally speaking.

      Apr 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK

      Jason, you are my man MAN! go for it sweetheart I wish you were my son. AdamHomo

      Apr 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Congratulations, support, and all success to Jason Collins!!! His future will indeed be bright! I am now anxiously awaiting more and more athletic superstars to be themselves in a world of people who can’t accept themselves!

      Apr 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming

      Good choice. I bet he’ll do it. Didn’t he play for the Celtics, too?

      Apr 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      If he come out at the end of his career to make appearences for cash at gay events…how is this heroic??

      Apr 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L

      Now *this* is the way to pick a grand marshal. I hope he accepts.

      Apr 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joel J

      @balehead: What does it feel like to be a cynical A-hole?

      Apr 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW

      Congrats to Jason for coming out… But…..
      I would much rather see Javier Pagan The Gay cop at the Boston bombing, that went running to the scene and not away form it… He saved lives

      Not to take anything away from Jason… But Javier is more deserving in my book.

      Apr 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jayson

      @JAW…as a lifelong Bostonian…I couldn’t agree more!

      Apr 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man

      @JAW: I agree up to a point — we’ll never know how many lives Jason Collins has saved simply by coming out. But I assure you: he’s saved lives.

      May 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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