Ben Cohen auctions the shirt off his back to fight homophobia
UK rugby stud Ben Cohen has auctioned the shirt off his back to fight homophobia, as he kicked off fundraising to support The Ben Cohen Acceptance Tour, a U.S. tour to combat homophobia starting in May.
The hunky, six-foot-two star of the Sale Sharks is hosting two April meet-and-greet events titled Beer with Ben in the UK.
During the event, Cohen auctioned his gray-colored, short-sleeved t-shirt that read “I stand up with Ben Cohen UK tour” right off his back for 200 English pounds.
For some years now, Cohen has been supporting his gay followers on matters of equality, acceptance of diversity and mutual respect. He is now stepping up his involvement in both the UK and the USA with The Acceptance Tour 2011.
“I believe that every person on this planet has a right to be true to themselves, to love and be loved and to be happy.
“That’s what we all want. I am in a privileged position to be able to spread some important messages across the globe – and that’s exactly what I am going to do.”