Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo celebrates after winning Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, against the San Francisco 49ers. We didn’t pick sides, especially not when San Francisco is arguably a gay mecca, but we’re sure happy for Ayanbadejo. The outspoken supporter for LGBT equality gave a lot of LGBT fans yet another reason to root for the Ravens if they weren’t already. And we are sure happy for Maryland, where coincidentally marriage equality is newly law. Before this Super Bowl, he was trying to think up ways to use the spotlight to promote equality. A suggestion: check out our interview with Ayanbadejo from last year.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo celebrates after winning Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, against the San Francisco 49ers. We didn’t pick sides, especially not when San Francisco is arguably a gay mecca, but we’re sure happy for Ayanbadejo. The outspoken supporter for LGBT equality gave a lot of LGBT fans yet another reason to root for the Ravens if they weren’t already. And we are sure happy for Maryland, where coincidentally marriage equality is newly law. Before this Super Bowl, he was trying to think up ways to use the spotlight to promote equality. A suggestion: check out our interview with Ayanbadejo from last year.