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  • Ayanbadejo fights for equality rights

    04/23/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 22, 2013 | BRENDON AYANBADEJO
    While the equality treadmill under most of our feet is moving at a high rate of speed, I would imagine this journey is not traveling fast enough for many Americans whose lives are directly impacted by the possibility of change. Consider tennis hall of famer Billie Jean King, who was outed in 1981 when her relationship with another woman became public, and Greg Louganis, the four-time Olympic gold medal-winning American diver, who came out some seven years after King. With more than 55 years combined of public scrutiny of their sexuality, the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),...
  • 4 gay NFL players could come out on the same day, Brendon Ayanbadejo says

    04/05/2013 8:34:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 4/5/13 | Andrew Sharp
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was released by Baltimore this offseason, and on the heels of comments earlier this week where he suggested that he was cut in part because of his outspoken stance on gay rights and equality issues, Ayanbadejo clarified himself to the Baltimore Sun on Friday. During an hour-long interview he made it clear that he harbors no resentment for the Ravens, and respects them for the support they offered him throughout his career both on and off the field. But that's not all. ...Ayanbadejo had this to say: "I think it will happen sooner than you think,"...
  • Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

    01/25/2013 3:24:32 PM PST · by a5478 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09.08.2012 | Adam Himmelsbach
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a consistent supporter of legalizing same-sex marriage. In 2011, he filmed his own video backing this November’s ballot initiative in Maryland and posted it on YouTube, and he recently donated Ravens tickets to a Marylanders for Marriage Equality fund-raiser.
  • Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Plans to Use Super Bowl to Promote Same-Sex Marriage

    01/25/2013 8:43:31 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 25, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Can the Super Bowl be a platform for same-sex marriage? Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo hopes so, and dreams of celebrating a victory in New Orleans two Sundays from now by dancing with Ellen Degeneres. (Read more)