06/09/2013 11:51 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Jason Collins, Gay NBA Player, Marches In 2013 Boston Pride Parade With Joe Kennedy (VIDEO)

Jason Collins' big year continues to get bigger and bigger.

The NBA player, who made history in April as the first male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay, marched in the 2013 Boston Pride Parade on Saturday alongside his former Stanford University roommate, Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Mass).

After the parade, Kennedy tweeted a photo of himself with Collins, a former Boston Celtics player, and noted it was a day he'd "never forget":

Watch a report from WCVB TV, which notes that the parade had a record number of attendees, above.

(h/t Towleroad)


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