Last month’s Smoking Nun post on Man of the Hour Ben Cohen, the English Rugby World Cup winner who is an outspoken opponent of homophobia in athletics, was part of our blanket coverage leading up to June 24’s historic passage of New York’s Gay Marriage Equality bill. Cohen attended the London Gay Pride March July 2 and said, “What’s happened in New York is very good. It’s going to do wonders.
Now our handsome proponent, who retired from pro sports to battle homophobia and bullying, covers the August 2011 Out magazine, as part of a feature about the growing number of straight athletes standing up for fairness and tolerance. Showcased, with Cohen, are Michael Irvin, Hudson Taylor, Mike Chabala and Nick Youngquest. Watch Ben’s 5-minute video interview from Out here.