Posts tagged ben cohen
WARNING: Non-soccer content ahead.
But you can’t help but admire Ben Cohen, an English rugby player and World Cup medal-holder who has made his post-playing career all about standing up to bullying and for LGBT rights with his Stand Up Foundation.
This week the Foundation began taking pre-orders of a new underwear line, with proceeds benefiting the organization and ads featuring its founder modeling all of the available styles.
Please help support the Stand Up Foundation at their website and check out more of the promotional photos — along with a critical question — after the jump!
Yesterday, members of the LGBT sports community and straight allies began meeting at Nike Headquarters in Oregon for their first ever LGBT Sports Summit. Representatives include our friend Patrick Burke at the You Can Play Project, Athlete Ally’s Hudson Taylor, GLSEN’s Changing the Game, and ESPN.
The summit aims to bring groups together to talk about homophobia and transphobia in sports and share ideas and come up with a game plan to combat them.
A soccer-related highlight, though, is former rugby player, Stand Up Foundation founder, and all-around hottie Ben Cohen making a trip to Jeld-Wen field last night.