(who has a wife and 2 daughters) was made aware that he had become a gay icon in the U.K., and as a result was made aware of the severe problem of bullying. He learned that many gay people are bullied and commit suicide, so he developed the anti-bullying foundation called "Standup." - Here's what it's all about -
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the world's first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying by connecting communities and raising funds to support those doing real-world work to eradicate bullying.
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His foundation raises money and provides it to groups to combat bullying like : http://www.standupfoundation-uk.org/resources/
WHO IS BEN COHEN? Ben Cohen, MBE, is an England Rugby Legend. He is a World Cup champion, and second all-time try scorer for his country. In May 2011, Ben retired at the top of his game to found the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.
He travels worldwide speaking to businesses about the importance of character, respect and equality in creating a kinder world. Ben has reached millions of people with his anti-bullying message through global media coverage: He has over 500,000 followers on social media. In the UK, he has worked with the Home Office, where he led the charge for a StandUp Charter to end homophobia across sports particularly in soccer, rugby and tennis.