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April 4, 2013

Thanks city and Super Bowl winning team for 'an amazing ride'

Brendon Ayanbadejo, the most outspoken LGBT ally in the National Football League, has been let go by his team, Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens.

'I would like to thank the city of Baltimore and the Ravens organization for an amazing ride,' Ayanbadejo said in a tweet. 'We will forever be united as champions!'

According to, the Ravens have let a bunch of players go in the last few weeks and Brendon is simply the latest in a long line.

February 6, 2013

'The NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA should and can be leaders against discrimination'

Brendon Ayanbadejo, a lineback with the Baltimore Ravens, has kept his promise to use the team's Super Bowl championship to call for an end to homophobia in sports.

He is calling on straight athletes to show their solidarity with gays. He cites the example 66 years ago set by Pee Wee Reese who publicly put his arm around Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Jackie Robinson - the first black player in major league baseball - to show the crowd that teammates are teammates regardless of the color of their skin.

February 5, 2013

'It was like lifting weights; the resistance made me stronger'

Brendon Ayanbadejo, a member of newly-crowned Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens, is speaking out about some of what he's gone through after becoming an outspoken advocate for LGBT equality.

December 8, 2012

The Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings players have been named Honorary Gays by GQ magazine for their vocal campaigns in support of marriage equality

The Baltimore Ravens’ Brendon Ayanbadejo and the Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe have been declared GQ magazine’s ‘Honorary Gays of the Year’ following their vocal campaigning for the rights of same-sex couples to marry during 2012.

September 15, 2012

Brendon Ayanbadejo's past shows why the NFL linebacker is a same sex marriage supporter

National Football League linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has been under the spotlight because he supports same sex marriage.