British rubgy star Ben Cohen stopped by Washington DC as a part of his “Accpetance Tour” for his new anti-bullying organization.
He auctioned off a number of items at the event to help raise money for the cause. Proceeds went to HRC, the Trevor Project and other LGBT groups through Cohen’s foundation.
Ben is straight, but believes strongly in his mission.
On his website he wrote:
“In my view, rugby is a very inclusive sport. Everyone can get involved in one way or another, so I will be using it as a vehicle to drive my message of acceptance out to people from all walks of life, everywhere. There is a lot of work to be done. Attitudes need to change. Young people should not be bullied into taking their own lives. That is what is happening and it needs to stop.”
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