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Rugby star retires, fights bullying

Timothy Kincaid

May 24th, 2011

Ben Cohen is a handsome fellow and has built a bit of a following from gay male rugby fans. Some men, especially in the often-hypermasculine world of sports, might have become offended by the idea that they are attractive to gay men. Cohen feels honored.

And it may be the devotion of his gay following that inspired Cohen to the direction in which he dedicate his post-career time.

Ben Cohen, MBE, today officially launched the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc. and StandUpTM social-commerce brand to help fund it. The Foundation is believed to be the world’s first organization dedicated solely to the cause of anti-bullying, wherever and to whomever it occurs. Due to recent high-profile instances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) bullying,, the Foundation gives particular focus and attention to this community. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Atlanta kick-off of Mr. Cohen’s “Acceptance Tour 2011,” which will continue on to New York, Washington DC, and Seattle.

Classy man.



Timothy (TRiG)
May 25th, 2011 | LINK

He’s also happily posed for gay mags while he was still playing. I can’t remember whether it was Attitude or GT he was on the cover of.


May 25th, 2011 | LINK

He will fast become an inspiration to the professional athletes who remain closeted.

May 30th, 2011 | LINK

I don’t think that pic is of Ben Cohen.

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