Monday, June 6, 2011

Ben Cohen is a Class Act

Ben Cohen is a name very popular in the GLBTQ community, especially among gay men. He's a well-known rugby player, he's...well...beautiful, and he has always been very positive about his large following of gay male fans. Cohen has recently caused a new stir by resigning from his successful sports career to chair the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation, an organization that exists for the sole purpose of combating bullying, with an emphasis on preventing homophobia.

Have I mentioned, Ben Cohen is straight, married, and has two children? This is a man who, among other things, is truly secure in his sense of self and his sexuality; enough so to change his entire career and give up the thing he loves to work on making this world a better place. Here's a clip from MSNBC with a brief interview.

Hats off to you, Mr. Cohen. I wish there were a few more people like you in the world. Maybe, through your example, there will be. Bless├Ęd be.