Ben Cohen, a U.K. rugby star athlete and founder of the Atlanta-based to combat bullying and homophobia in sports, will be in Atlanta June 11 for a screening of “Legalize Gay” as part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall month of events.
The screening is a collaboration of the StandUp Foundation, Atlanta Pride Committee and Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBT film fest where “Legalize Gay” had its world premiere last year. It is also a fundraiser for all three groups, with tickets priced at $15.
A Q&A with Cohen will take place after the movie screening, which is set for 7:30 p.m. at Midtown Art Cinema.
Pro-gay rugby star Ben Cohen to attend ATL screening of ‘Legalize Gay’ documentary
Cohen is the first straight sports star to focus his philanthropic efforts on LGBT causes. He and his foundation are profiled in “Legalize Gay” along with Spelman University alumna Jeshawna Wholley, who organized the first Pride event at the historically black college and was later invited to meet President Barack Obama; and Danny Hernandez, the gay intern credited for saving the life Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The Stonewall month screening of “Legalize Gay” is a fundraiser for Cohen’s StandUp Foundation, the Atlanta Pride Committee and Out On Film.