The 10 Hottest Male Pro-Athletes Who Are Also LGBT Allies
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Professional athletes don’t have the best track record with respecting the LGBT community. Athletes have been known to use homophobic slurs and even declare that same-sex marriage shouldn’t be legal (sorry, bro!). Despite the occasional hater, we found 10 hot, straight, male pro-athletes who are LGBT community allies.
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Kenneth Faried – NBA – Denver Nuggets
Faried was raised by two gay mothers, and has shown his support for the LGBT community numerous times. He was the first and only NBA player to join Athlete Ally, an organization focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports. When Faried joined Athlete Ally he released the following statement:
“I respect, honor and support them in every way. The bond I have with them has made me realize that I want all members of the LGBT community—whether they are parents, players, coaches or fans—to feel welcome in the NBA and in all of our communities.”
— Kenneth Faried(@KennethFaried35) June 26, 2015
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Brendon Ayanbadejo – NFL – Baltimore Ravens (Free Agent)
Brendon Ayanbadejo is an ambassador for Athlete Ally. Since 2009, he has publicly supported same-sex marriage. In 2013, he and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe filed a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.