super bowl http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: It's the Super Strange Fruit Bowl, Featuring Wade Davis http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-its-super-strange-fruit-bowl-featuring-wade-davis <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F77480023%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-gOFd4&amp;color=cc00ff&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Huddle up, sports fans! It's time for the Super Bowl (or so we hear), and it's been a huge week for </span>LGBTQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sports news!</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan </span>Ayanbadejo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has gotten lots of positive attention for being an advocate of </span>LGBTQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rights, and for </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/sports/football/views-on-gay-rights-of-ravens-brendon-ayanbadejo-are-rooted-in-upbringing.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;">using the spotlight of the Super Bowl</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to get the word out. And Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth </span>Faried<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=Kik0ZrVeh08" style="line-height: 1.5;">released an adorable video</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in praise of his two moms. Sadly, not </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">all</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the news was good. </span>Kwame<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Harris was essentially outed this week when he had to appear in court on charges he </span><a href="http://www.towleroad.com/2013/01/former-nfl-player-kwame-harris-charged-with-attacking-ex-boyfriend.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">assaulted his ex-boyfriend</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(Harris had never publicly said he's gay, but for what it's worth, his former teammates say <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/kwame-harris-sexuality-49ers-teammates-opinions_n_2581729.html">it wouldn't matter to them</a>).</span></div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In what was probably the biggest </span>LGBTQ-related<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> story of this Super Bowl season, San Francisco </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cornerback Chris </span>Culliver<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;had </span><a href="http://deadspin.com/5980341/49ers-cornerback-chris-culliver-is-not-cool-with-gay-people" style="line-height: 1.5;">a not-quite-progressive reaction</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when asked whether he'd be comfortable playing football with gay people. In the quote heard 'round the sports world, he said:</span></p><p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 3773 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: It's the Super Strange Fruit Bowl, Featuring Wade Davis