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.