NBA free agent Jason Collins, former
Congressman Barney Frank and Congressman Joe Kennedy III were among
the thousands who joined the Boston Gay Pride parade on Saturday.
Collins is the basketball star who came
out in a Sports Illustrated cover story in April.
Collins, wearing a Nike #BETRUE
t-shirt, and Kennedy marched in the parade and posed for pictures
with Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress and the first to
enter a marriage with a member of the same sex.
#BETRUE sneaker celebrates Gay Pride.)
“It's an opportunity to celebrate
with my community and celebrate acceptance and tolerance with good
friends,” Collins said.
Kennedy, who roomed with Collins while
attending Stanford University, added: “Great day. Great day to
share with a very good friend. And honored to have him here with us
today. The reaction has been incredible. Really proud of him. And
proud to be here.”
Kennedy first marched in the parade