UK rugby star Ben Cohen has said that
straight people don't get why he's fighting to end homophobia.
The openly straight Cohen retired from
rugby earlier this year to helm the Ben
Cohen StandUp Foundation to combat homophobia.
The gay ally was in Miami, where his
gay rights advocacy was honored on Saturday by the National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force at the group's annual recognition dinner.
In an interview with NBC
Miami, Cohen was asked, “Did you receive any criticism when you
first began your foundation?”
“Yeah, not many people get it,”
Cohen said. “Well, that's not true. A lot of people do get it.
But a lot of straight people have asked, 'Why are you doing
this?' I just explain that it really is just to break down
stereotypes. I knew I would be able to speak to both the gay and
straight community and maybe reach a few different groups of people.
I just want people to know that how you treat others is how you
should want to be treated yourself. Random acts of kindness are