My dad was killed trying to protect someone being beaten up, bullied. I’m not into gay rights. It’s about bullying, about people perceived to be different. [My organization takes] a specific look at LGBT – I have a big following, they’re very loyal. Rugby is very inclusive – all shapes and sizes make up a team. And your sexual orientation doesn’t matter, as Gareth Thomas shows.
– Heterosexual ex-rugby player and now founder of the Stand Up Foundation, Ben Cohen, speaking at London Pride this weekend. Cohen’s father died in a hospital from injuries he sustained while trying to protect a man who was being beaten.