Chris Kluwe, a punter for the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, has become an outspoken and well-known activist for marriage equality this year.
Now he's turning his attention to fighting homophobia in sports.
Kluwe has become the first pro athlete to join Athlete Ally Ambassador Program which encourages athletes, coaches, and fans to challenge homophobia in sports.
"This is about extending respect and sportsmanship to everyone,' Kluwe says of joining the group. 'It's a basic American idea, like football itself.'