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White House, Bill Clinton, pro athletes hail Jason Collins on coming out

Monday, April 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday joined the chorus of praise by commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay. [...]

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NFL draft leaves gay hopeful sidelined; ally Chris Kluwe ponders what’s next

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Alan GendreauOutsports
The National Football League on Saturday passed on its chance to draft the first openly gay athlete in professional football, while straight ally and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe found himself pondering his future in the NFL. [...]

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Ex-Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo talks equality in South Fla.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriage equality because he said it is "the right thing to do." [...]

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Ayanbadejo: Up to four NFL players may soon come out as gay

Friday, April 5, 2013
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Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says up to four NFL players may soon come out as gay, according to a published report. “I think it will happen sooner than you think,” Ayanbadejo told The Baltimore Sun. [...]

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Report: Ayanbadejo hints that LGBT advocacy may be a factor in being cut by Ravens

Thursday, April 4, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo hinted Thursday evening that his advocacy for marriage equality and LGBT rights may have been one of the reasons he was cut from the team. [...]

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LGBT ally Brendon Ayanbadejo released from Baltimore Ravens

Thursday, April 4, 2013
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday released reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, an outspoken champion of LGBT rights and marriage equality, from his contract. [...]

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Evan Wolfson: ‘Gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses’

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Evan Wolfson
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this week in two historic same-sex marriage cases -- one challenging California's ban on gay marriage, and the other challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- supporters and opponents of marriage equality are stepping up their cases in the court [...]

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Ethics panel criticizes Md. lawmaker for ‘official’ rant against Ravens’ linebacker

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Emmett C. Burns
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An ethics panel has criticized a Maryland lawmaker for using his official letterhead to urge Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to restrain linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo from publicly supporting same-sex marriage. [...]

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Ayanbadejo uses Super Bowl victory platform to champion marriage equality

Monday, February 4, 2013
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The Respect for Marriage Coalition on Monday released this video featuring Super Bowl Champion and Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo speaking out for marriage equality as part of its new #Time4Marriage campaign. [...]

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Gay rights supporters still wait for their Jackie Robinson

Friday, February 1, 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo, Kendall Hunter
Brendon Ayanbadejo has heard from many players who applaud his support of gay marriage — some of them teammates, others from the opposing side of the line. Then, just days before the biggest game of the year, Chris Culliver gave us a striking reminder of the macho attitudes that still [...]

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