Super Bowl of Support for Gay Rights

As the media frenzy that is Super Bowl week descends on the Big Easy, at least one player will be using the forum to address something far more important than gridiron glory: gay rights and marriage equality.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo (a longtime vocal supporter of marriage equality who was criticised here a couple of weeks ago for stooping to Twitter trash talk) has reverted to his normal, noble ways, pledging to use the media spectacle at this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans to discuss his support for gay rights and marriage equality.

Arriving home early in the morning last week, his team heading to the Super Bowl after defeating a certain AFC rival whose name somehow escapes me at this moment, Ayanbadejo sent an impassioned email, “Jerry Macquire” style, “to Brian Ellner, a leading marriage-equality advocate with whom he had worked before, and Michael Skolnik, the political director for Russell Simmons, a hip-hop mogul who has become involved in many issues, including same-sex marriage,” Frank Bruni reports for the New York Times.

Read on at Free Sport

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