THE AVENGER

Your Lust Is Only Part Of The Reason Ben Cohen Fights Homophobic Bullying

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.