Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker
Brendon Ayanbadejo has included his son Amadeus in his gay rights
Last year, the 36-year-old Ayanbadejo,
who is currently an NFL free agent, vocally supported passage of a
gay marriage bill in Maryland and opposed an unsuccessful referendum
to repeal the law.
He is currently lending his celebrity
to an effort to increase LGBT rights in Florida.
Ayanbadejo to advocate for gay rights in Florida.)
a photo to support the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and
funds for gay rights causes, a shirtless Ayanbadejo holds his son
Amadeus. Ayanbadejo has his mouth duct taped and both have the
campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan written on one cheek. A
separate photo features the entire Ayanbadejo family.
athletes who have previously posed for the campaign include former
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris
Kluwe, former Carolina Panthers linebacker Nic
Harris, former NFL defensive lineman Esera
Tavai Tuaolo, New York Jets safety Bret
Lockett, and Houston Dynamo's Mike