Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has posed nude for the NOH8 Campaign.

“A real man supports equality,” Ayanbadejo messaged to followers on Twitter.

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.

(Related: Brendon Ayanbadejo to advocate for gay rights in Florida.)

In the photo to support the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, Ayanbadejo appears nude holding a strategically-placed football with the NOH8 Campaign's logo. He has his mouth duct taped and “NOH8” written on his chest and one cheek.

In 2010, Hayley Hasselhoff created a stir when she posed topless in suport of the campaign.

Other professional 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 Chabala.