Vikings punter and friend of the blogosphere Chris Kluwe has repeatedly voiced his support for gay marriage rights, most notably by offering a blistering critique of the Maryland delegate who lashed out at Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for his being accepting of the gays. Kluwe isn’t content to just be a friend of the gays. He’s offering himself as a sex object as well. Kluwe is appearing on the cover of this month’s issue of OUT Magazine and appears shirtless within.

Signs that the culture of intolerance in the NFL, regardless of the marriage debate, is on the wane are frequent and continually surfacing. But you know a bunch of football players are still leery of the gays, even if their agent tells them never to talk about it. It’d be interesting what to see what it would look like if they could be honest about their feelings.