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Brendon Ayanbadejo Gay Rights

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 08.30.2013 | Gay 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...

Could A Mobile App Combat Homophobia And Sexism?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

From professional football players and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) allies such as Brendon Ayanbadejo to Chris Kluwe, acceptance and...

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...

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo Were Not Cut For LGBT Activism

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

If these are just football matters, why are we seeing all the headlines about these men being cut for supporting gays and lesbians? It's simple: Because people still want to believe that the NFL hates gay people.

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...

Brendon Ayanbadejo Says Gay Doesn't Equal Femininity

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

During an interview with "Meet The Press" on Sunday, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who works closely with Athlete Ally, said ...

Ex-Ravens LB Calls Equality Fight A 'Bigger Calling Than Football'

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 04.23.2013 | Sports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriag...

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 03.26.2013 | Gay 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. ...

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

Sports On Earth | Chuck Culpepper | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay 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 02.06.2013 | Gay 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 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices

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

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

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay 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...

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Has Gay Friendly Plans For The Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay 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...