Ben Cohen: Straight Ally/Gay Icon

Two things make former rugby player Ben Cohen an awesome guy: 1) He has the StandUp foundation to combat bullying 2) He’s not afraid to really embrace his status as a gay icon, as evidenced by the below cover of the United Kingdom’s Gay Times.

Ben Cohen Cover of UK's Gay Times Magazine

Ya, we’re guys, and we like eye candy as much as our hetero brethren; even if they’re “out of our league.”

High Five to Ben for not being timid about getting this kind of attention — and for using it for a good cause. Other celebs should follow suit.

Read a partial interview with Ben from the Gay Times article

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