Openly Gay NBA Player Marches In His First Pride Parade

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Jason Collins: Openly Gay NBA Player Marches In His First Pride Parade

  • 06/10/2013 10:30 AM EDT

When Jason Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated article in April, he specifically mentioned feeling jealous of his former college roommate who marched in the gay pride parade the year before. 

"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," he said. Now, Collins says he wants to take a stand. 

"I just want to live my life in the most authentic way I can," he said.