Freshly-out rugby star Keegan Hirst is no stranger to suggestive photo shoots.
It was just a few days after the athlete revealed he is gay that someone dug up a past shoot he’d done wearing nothing but a well-positioned ball.
In a new shoot for Attitude, Hirst reveals more than just skin — as an out professional athlete, he’s a symbol of hope to LGBTQ youth and closeted athletes that homophobia can and will by pried away from sports.
Of course, the skin is nice, too.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes preview of the shoot: