Report: Collins asked to lead Boston Pride Parade

Report: Collins asked to lead Boston Pride Parade
April 29, 2013, 4:30 pm
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According to the web site TMZ, Jason Collins -- hours after announcing in a Sports Illustrated story that he is game -- has been asked to lead Boston's Pride Parade this summer.

In the SI story, Collins said he made the decision to come out after last year's parade.

“I realized I needed to go public when Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford, told me he had just marched in Boston’s 2012 Gay Pride Parade,” Collins wrote. “I’m seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy. I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, 'me, too.' "

This year's parade is June 8.