Gay pride parade march for NBA’s Jason Collins
BOSTON (AP) — NBA
veteran Jason Collins has marched in Boston's gay pride parade with
Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at
Collins wore a T-shirt that read (hash)BeTrue when he joined thousands of marchers Saturday.
April, Collins became the first active player in one of the four major
U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. He wrote in an
article for Sports Illustrated that the decision to go public came when
Kennedy marched in last year's parade and Collins didn't feel that he
could join him.
Collins also said the Boston Marathon bombing
reinforced the notion that things can change in an instant, so he might
as well live truthfully.
Collins played for six teams in 12 seasons and becomes a free agent next month.