Jason Collins took to the streets of Boston yesterday, during that city's pride parade. He marched for three miles alongside his good friend and one-time Stanford University roommate, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy.
The Boston Globe reports on the support he received from parade attendees:
Collins was a favorite with the crowds who packed the Hub’s streets on a sunny afternoon to watch the parade. “We love you, Jason!” shouted a coordinated throng of Northeastern University students, members of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, gathered near Boston Common.
“I love you, too,” he shouted back.
As he and Kennedy rounded the corner of the Common, three high-school-aged girls pleaded with him for a picture. “I can’t stop marching,” he said with a smile, urging them to hop off of the sidewalk and walk with him for a moment to take a photo.
Afterward, Kennedy tweeted a photo of the duo and wrote this is "a day i'll never forget. Could not have had more fun marching (with Collins)."
Watch a WCVB news report on Collins at Boston pride, AFTER THE JUMP.