UK rugby star Ben Cohen participated in the opening ceremony for the 35th Annual NAGAAA gay softball world series in Chicago. Comedian Leslie Jordan, Rupal’s Drag Race Pandora Boxx, and singer Amy Armstrong were also at the event.
WBEZ has the reports:
Also in attendance, was former U.K. rugby star and advocate for gay rights Ben Cohen. The athlete has made it a personal mission to speak out against gay bullying with his campaign: The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.
“I firmly believe homophobia will be kicked out of sport,” said the 32-year-old athlete.
The GSWS is part of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, which was created in 1977, according to the series’ website. The site boasts that it has a current membership of over 680 teams from 37 leagues throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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Ben Cohen Tweeted some photos from the event:
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