On Christmas Day, former Rugby star Ben Cohen tweeted a photo of himself wearing a “Gay Icon” apron.

“Wearing my apron with Pride whilst cooking Christmas dinner!!!” he messaged Wednesday to his more than 82,000 followers. “Merry Christmas.”

In the photo, Cohen wears a rainbow apron emblazoned with “Gay Icon” as he makes a toast with a glass of red wine in his kitchen.

The openly straight Cohen, 35, retired from rugby in 2011 and launched the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation to combat homophobia and the bullying of LGBT teens. Cohen is particularly interested in promoting greater acceptance in the world of sports.

Cohen posted a similar photo last Christmas. “AND PROUD OF IT …,” he wrote last year on Facebook.