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Ben Cohen and StandUp Foundation Provide $200,000 in Anti-Bullying

ATLANTA (January 17, 2013) – The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation today announced nearly $200,000 in support provided to anti-bullying efforts since launching less than two years ago, in April 2011. Of the $198,900 in support, $58,200 was given in direct grants to 18 anti-bullying groups across the US, UK and Ireland. Another $140,700 went to […]

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HRC Unveils T-Shirt Collaboration with the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation: National Coming Out Day, Oct 11th

“StandUp for Equality” T-shirt in celebration of National Coming Out Day, Oct 11th HRC is unveiling a collaboration with rugby superstar Ben Cohen, MBE to encourage everyone to come out and stand up for LGBT equality. A champion on and off the rugby pitch, Cohen is the first straight professional athlete to dedicate his philanthropic efforts for […]

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Rare Photo of Young Ben Cohen & Father Who Was Killed Standing Up to Bullies (2000)

An amazing and  joyful picture of Ben Cohen and his father Peter before his untimely passing. The father of the England international rugby player, Ben Cohen, died of serious head injuries from a nightclub attack when he stepped in to confront a group of bullies. This is no doubt the wind beneath Ben’s wings and a […]

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Soapbox: Rugby Star Ben Cohen on Bullying and Homophobia (Video)

Standing up to bullies is not a trend, but a life style needed to be adopted by everyone. StandUp with Ben Cohen! Watch video HERE Former England rugby international Ben Cohen tells the BBC’s Daily Politics why he is campaigning against bullying and homophobia. Each year stories of bullying and the long term damaging effects […]

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Accidental Bear Spends a Day with Ben Cohen and His StandUp Foundation Team (Videos)

Meeting up with Ben Cohen and his StandUp FoundationTeam had my brain twirling with excitement. I broke a few laws speeding to San Jose where  The Cisco Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Advocates (GLBT&A) Employee Resource Group(ERG), came  together with the Cisco Disabilities Awareness Network ERG, and brought Ben to the Cisco San Jose campus […]