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Michael Irvin, In 'Out' Magazine, Supports Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Michael Irvin Out Magazine Cover

First Posted: 07/12/11 07:13 PM ET Updated: 09/11/11 06:12 AM ET

NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is the latest athlete to come out in support of marriage equality.

The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver appeared shirtless on the cover of Out and gave an interview, discussing his late gay brother and how he supports marriage equality.

Irvin, who publicly spoke about his older brother Vaughn for the first time, talked about how he found out that he was gay in the late 1970s when he saw him wearing women's clothes.

(Click HERE to read the full Michael Irvin interview)

Irvin also says in the interview that he will "absolutely support" a player who comes out in the four major sports and that he believes the African-American community should support gay marriage too.

Irvin isn't the first athlete to come out in support of marriage equality.

Michael Strahan, Steve Nash and Sean Avery have each voiced out in support of gay marriage.

WATCH: (Video via ESPNDallas.com)


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