With homophobia still being a sensitive topic in professional sports, most athletes have strayed away from the topic. Fresh off his Super Bowl victory, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is continuing his push for gay rights, and is not slowing down. Brendon Ayanbadejo has vocally shared that he would like an end to homophobia in professional sports. Ayanbadejo began speaking out about gay rights roughly four years ago. Most recently, he used all Super Bowl media attention to continue his efforts. Brendon recently shared with USA Today:
“There are many reasons why no gay athlete has come out in the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB, most of which are likely to go away with support and acceptance from the straight community,” wrote Ayanbadejo in a USA Today op-ed published Wednesday. “As leaders and even role models for millions of young people across the globe, professional athletes have the ability to fundamentally eliminate prejudice from our sport and live up to the incredible privilege we enjoy.”
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