Both Ravens And 49ers Vocalize Support For LGBT Rights

Despite Chris Culliver’s anti-gay comments, there are many supporters of the LGBT community playing on Sunday. All of that in the Super Bowl edition of this week’s snippets.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo on why he supports gay rights:

(USA Today, September 2012) Nick Wass / AP

His response to 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver’s anti-gay comments:

(New York Daily News, January 2013) Scott Halleran / Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on how he would treat a gay player on his team:

(Advocate, January 2013) Scott Halleran / Getty Images

Jim also responds to Culliver’s comments and recent apology:

(New York Daily News, January 2013) Jeff Chiu / AP

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks* in the NFL’s first “It Gets Better” video:

He was joined by teammates Ricky Jean Francois, Isaac Sopoaga, and Donte Whitner. (OutSports, August 2012)

*Brooks recently said he doesn’t remember making the video. While as frustrating as this is, his original message rings true. John Froschauer / AP

San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James expressing his support for a gay teammate:

(OutSports, May 2012) Chris Graythen / Getty Images

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell supporting Brendon and other players’ rights to speak out on social issues:

(U.S. News & World Report, September 2012) Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images

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