I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the… »1/02/14 12:52pm1/02/14 12:52pm

Donté Stallworth Loves Gay Marriage, Argues With Twitter

Newly minted Redskins receiver Donté Stallworth has opinions on things! He was not a fan of the flu vaccine. But he is a huge fan of today's Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and killed Prop 8 in California. He took to Twitter to celebrate, and more than held his own against opponents… »6/26/13 1:03pm6/26/13 1:03pm

Brendon Ayanbadejo Was Cut Because He's Old And Expensive, Not Because He Supports Gay Marriage

The Ravens released linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo yesterday afternoon, after five seasons in Baltimore. Ayanbadejo spent most of his tenure on special teams, and never once made the kind of news for his play that he did for his vocal support of a Maryland same-sex marriage ballot initiative. So maybe it's fitting… »4/05/13 9:18am4/05/13 9:18am

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File A "Cockmonster"-Free Marriage-Equality Brief With The Supreme Court

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have been the most outspoken proponents of gay marriage in the NFL, if not in all of sports. This fall, they found themselves on the right side of gay-marriage referendums in their respective states, Minnesota and Maryland, whereupon both Kluwe and… »2/28/13 2:35pm2/28/13 2:35pm

Pro Bowler Wins Tournament, Kisses His Husband, And It's Totally Not A Big Deal

Scott Norton won the WSOB Chamelon Championship back in November, but it only aired on ESPN this weekend. Fast-forward to about the two-minute mark of the video above, and you'll see the aftermath. Norton, overcome with emotion after just his second PBA win, first shakes the hand of his opponent, than shares a brief… »1/02/13 3:55pm1/02/13 3:55pm

Chris Kluwe's "Lustful Cockmonster" Open Letter Is Now A Radio Ad In Minnesota

When Minnesotans go to vote on November 6, there will be an amendment on the ballot that would change the state constitution to explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage. Chris Kluwe, who has been extremely outspoken against the amendment, has now cut, with the help of the group Minnesotans for Equality, a radio ad that… »10/24/12 10:50pm10/24/12 10:50pm

Here's Chris Kluwe Explaining Why He Wrote Today's Response To An Anti-Gay Marriage Politician

Earlier today, we published a letter from Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe to a Maryland legislator who tried to use his position of influence to silence Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. »9/07/12 10:10pm9/07/12 10:10pm

"They Won't Magically Turn You Into A Lustful Cockmonster": Chris Kluwe Explains Gay Marriage To The Politician Who Is Offended By An NFL Player Supporting It

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to "inhibit such expressions from your… »9/07/12 2:00pm9/07/12 2:00pm