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]