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Ex-Celtic Jason Collins a favorite at Gay Pride Parade

Surrounded by friends, family, and his former college roommate, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, former Boston Celtic Jason Collins stole the show at the city’s annual Gay Pride Parade Saturday — just two months after becoming the first active NBA player to come out of the closet.

Dressed in a black T-shirt that declared “#BeTrue” in rainbow lettering and wearing a bright smile, Collins marched toward the center of the train of parade participants, in step with Kennedy, who was his roommate at Stanford University.

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