Friday, August 05, 2011

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

Hottie, athlete, and friend of the LGBT community, Ben Cohen, has started his own anti-bullying foundation, with these simple words:

I lost my own father to violence when he stood up for an employee who was being attacked. I’ve heard from my wonderful friends in the LGBT community about the hard roads too many have traveled. And many parents have shared painful stories with me about how their children, who might be perceived to be different, are ruthlessly attacked and scared of their own schools. I am passionate about standing up against bullying and homophobia in sports, and feel compelled to take action. It is time we stand up for what is right and support people who are being harmed. Every person on this planet has a right to be true to themselves, to love and be loved, and to be happy. I encourage others to stand up with me and make a difference. Simply shop or donate, and your efforts will help fund extremely important work.

from the website:
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc. supports organizations, programs and people that advance equality for the LGBT community and help for at-risk youth by standing up against bullying.
We are fortunate to be joined by a wide variety or caring, informed and influential sports, entertainment and government leaders who are standing up with us to show their support.
With funds raised, the Foundation will support our own original work and that of the StandUp Network, including:

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
GLSEN
The Trevor Project
Campus Pride
The Matthew Shepard Foundation
Stonewall (UK)
Bully-Free Zone (UK)

Check it out HERE

6 comments:

the island guy said...

He's my hero ^^

designing wally said...

What a great guy.

SteveA said...

What a man....his is defitely putting his money where his mouth is - he's action and a leader!

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

He seems like such a genuinely nice guy and he's not afraid to use his good looks to generate positive results. Friend him on Facebook! http://diatribesandovations.com/2011/06/07/ovation-rugby-star-ben-cohen-takes-stand-against-bullying/

Cubby said...

What wonderful leadership. Think how the world would be if more people were willing to lead as Ben Cohen is.

Wonder Man said...

he is really doing it