Ex-Celtic Jason Collins a favorite at Gay Pride Parade ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters NBA player Jason Collins marched in the gay pride parade in Boston. JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (from left) and Collins shared a laugh with Mayor Tom Menino. AP Photo/Mary Schwalm Collins (left) shook hands with Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Governor Deval Patrick and Angela Menino cut the ribbon for the start of the march. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff A large crowd gathered on Boylston Street to watch the parade. JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters Jaiy Dickson of Boston helped carry a rainbow flag during the parade. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff A woman's rainbow stockings framed participants on Boylston Street in Copley Square.