The masculinity of NFL players does not make them exempt from same sex relationships with pride and equality. June is designated as Pride month around the country honoring the LGBT community from city to city.
Stepping on the field and under the spotlight is The National Football League Association endorsing and giving support to marriage equality.
Amongst a growing list of equality supports is Super Bowl champion, Brendon Ayanbadejo adding his name and or number to a tee-shirt line called ” One Team Pride.
Professional “Gay Athletes often have gone under the radar, in some ways unknowingly becoming a “Down Low” society. But to the football players who support the equality movement this could be game changing.
All sales proceeds from this initiative will be donated to ATHLETE ALLY, a foundation that fights homophobia in sports.
NFLPA union undoubtedly welcomes and supports players regardless of their sexual orientation with respect to the LBGT community.
“I am extremely proud to be a part of this collaboration between Athlete Ally and the NFLPA’s One Team Shop to raise awareness both of Pride month and the issue of tolerance and respect within the NFL itself,” said Chris Kluwe, punter for the Oakland Raiders. “As players, we are role models to a wide variety of people, and this is a great way to send a message of empathy to those who love and watch the game. Also, I’m pretty stoked that people can buy something with my number on it.”
My motto is:
Love who loves you without negation of consequence and none equivalent sacrifice.
Author: Mykel Hunter