Joe Kennedy tweets that Jason Collins coming to Boston for Pride Week
NBA player Jason Collins, who revealed in Sports Illustrated that he’s gay, will be in Boston for Pride Week. We know because congressman Joe Kennedy, Collins’s former roommate at Stanford, tweeted it Wednesday: “Want to march with me and @jasoncollins34 in the @bostonpride parade on June 8? Email info@joe
kennedyforcongress.com to sign up!” In the SI story, Collins says he decided to come out after learning that Kennedy had walked in Pride Parade. “”I’m seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy,” Collins, a former Celtic, says in the story. “I was proud of him for participating but angry that as a closeted gay man I couldn’t even cheer my straight friend on as a spectator.” Collins has been making the media rounds since coming out, talking to “Good Morning America,” “Piers Morgan Live,” and Oprah Winfrey.