In another show of support for the LGBT community, the NFL Players Association launched a line of pride t-shirts. Like Nike, the launch comes just in time for Pride Month, which is shaping up around the nation.
“June is a special month for the LGBT community,” Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo said in a statement. “I am extremely excited that the NFLPA’s One Team Shop is adding its name to the list of ever-growing allies. The simple fact that football players believe in equality for every human being is going to make an impact on a lot of peoples’ lives.”
Ayanbadejo is among several players whose names and numbers appear on shirts that are available for purchase. The other athletes include players who have spoken out or shown support in one way or another. They are: Connor Barwin, Domonique Foxworth, Scott Fujita, Steve Gleason, Chris Gocong, Chris Kluwe, Donté Stallworth, Terrell Suggs and Eric Winston.
All proceeds will go to Athlete Ally, an organization dedicated to ending homophobia in sports.