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My Thoughts on Michael Sam and LGBT at Sochi

Brendon Ayanbadejo | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Brendon Ayanbadejo

Just after the IOC gave athletes the go ahead to speak their minds, the Russian police arrested four activists in St Petersburg under the LGBT propaganda laws.

Former NFL Player: Chris Kluwe Was '100% Right'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Brendon Ayanbadejo believes Chris Kluwe is "100% right" in claiming his views led to him losing his job in the NFL. Kluwe, the punter for the Minnesot...

LOOK: NFL Star Goes Nude For Gay Rights Campaign

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Adam Bouska's "NOH8" Campaign, originally formed as a response to California's Proposition 8, added NFL star and former Superbowl champion Brendon Aya...

Jordan Schultz

Brendon Ayanbadejo On NFL: 'I Think It's Ready To Start ... Being Proactive' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL. The 36-year-o...

New Round Of Gay Marriage Robocalls Respond To Earlier Anti-Gay Calls

Posted 05.13.2013 | Chicago

With just weeks left for the House to vote on legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois, phones in key districts have been ringing with "robocalls" bot...

The Two Authors Who Set the Stage for Jason Collins

Todd Hunter | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Todd Hunter

When Jason Collins decided to reveal the life he'd kept secret for so long, Harris, Dean, James Baldwin before them, and many other literary figures had already been on set, prepping the scene, readying our minds for what's to come.

Does Kluwe's Firing Bode Ill for Gay NFL Players?

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Think about it: if coming out as an ally and publicly supporting equality is considered a "distraction," how will an NFL team react to the avalanche of media attention, accolades, hate mail, death threats, etc. when an active player actually comes out as gay?

Amanda Terkel

Did LGBT Advocacy Cost NFL Player His Job? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Vikings released Chris Kluwe on Monday, leading to speculation that the move was motivated in part by the punter's promine...

Ayanbadejo: 4 Gay NFL Players Could Come Out 'Sooner Than You Think'

Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and special teams standout Brendon Ayanbadejo has been in the news during the past year at least as much for his st...

Ayanbadejo Sets Record Straight On Release

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

The Baltimore Ravens cut veteran linebacker and special teams contributor Brendon Ayanbadejo on Thursday after five seasons with the team. In the afte...

Which Sport Will See The First Openly Gay Athlete? NFL Star Has One Idea

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The blogosphere is abuzz with news that a current NFL star is heavily considering coming out of the closet -- but one football player isn't so sure. ...

NFL Player: 'We Want The LGBT Community In Sports'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge to California's Prop 8 this week, a group of NFL players are speaking out in favor of marriage equal...

Saying Thanks To Brendon Ayanbadejo: One Gay Sports Writer's Journey

Sports On Earth | Chuck Culpepper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Eight days before the gayest Super Bowl week on record, I walked toward the Baltimore Ravens' locker room in New England consumed entirely with though...

Amanda Terkel

Ravens Linebacker Calls For End To Homophobia In Pro Sports | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off his Super Bowl victory, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is continuing his push for gay rights, calling for an e...

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Chats Gay Rights With Russell Simmons

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fresh off the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory, Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in defense of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in ...

Baltimore Ravens Would 'Absolutely Not' Have A Problem With A Gay Teammate, Says Player

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs positioned himself in direct opposition to the media firestorm surrounding his Super Bowl rivals by proclaiming th...

49ers' Chris Culliver Says He's Not OK With Gays In NFL

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A player for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers gave a controversial, anti-gay interview just days ahead of the NFL's championship game. Spea...

Harbaugh Brothers Take Spotlight But Aren't Only Story In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports

Super Bowl XLVII is a family affair. As you’ve likely heard, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are both coached by a member of the Harbau...

The Party Isn't Over, But It's Well Past Midnight for Homophobia in America

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

The problem that Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and other culture warriors are encountering is that each day fewer people believe their hyperbolic and hyperventilating warnings about LGBT people.

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Has Gay Friendly Plans For The Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo wants to use the Super Bowl media frenzy as a platform to sound off on marriage equality and anti-bully...

Chris Kluwe, Wade Davis Jr. On The Need For A 'Gay Jackie Robinson'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, former NFL player Wade Davis, ESPN Radio's Jared Max and HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signor...

Michelangelo Signorile

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker: 'Right Now It's The Time For Gay Rights' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is going “full steam ahead” after his battle with Maryland legislator C. Emmett Burns Jr., who last...

Holy Kluwe, These Guys Are Awesome!

Lynette Mae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lynette Mae

In the past couple of weeks, there have been some amazing equality-related events revolving around the game of football in our country. It turns out not all big jocks are homophobic jerks, as we've been led to believe. Way cool.

An Open Letter To Emmett Burns

Chris Kluwe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Kluwe

I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of the United States government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level.

Politician Demands Ravens To Silence Player Over Gay Marriage Support

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports

If all that Emmert C. Burns Jr. wanted was more attention then he has succeeded. If the Baltimore politician was trying to forward his political belie...