Brendon Ayanbadejo, the Baltimore Raven who moonlights as one of the gay community's staunchest straight allies, is hoping to leverage Super Bowl attention to benefit marriage equality. And swoon.
Mere moments after his team won the AFC Championship and secured a fighting spot in the Super bowl, Brendon emailed a few confidants to find out how he could give share some of the spotlight with same-sex marriage.
“Is there anything I can do for marriage equality or anti- bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl media?” Brendon wrote to marriage equality advocates Brian Ellner and Michael Skolnik as well as hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.
“It’s one of those times when you’re really passionate and in your zone,” Brendon told The New York Times' Frank Bruni, who wanted to hear more about the letter, “And I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought: how can we get our message out there?"
Should he win the Super Bowl after bringing marriage equality to the biggest sports stage in the world, Brendon hopes to head somewhere different than Disneyland to celebrate.
“That’s my ultimate goal after the Super Bowl,” Ayanbadejo said. “To go on Ellen’s show, to be dancing with her, to bust a move with her.”
(Source: NYT; H/t: Queerty)