Rugby star – and Britain’s “Manliest Man” – Sacha Harding recently stripped down for a photo shoot and interview for the U.K. magazine Gay Times to support Elton John’s AIDS foundation.
“AIDS is such a devastating disease for so many people around the world and I was honored to get this opportunity to try and do my part to help raise awareness of the disease and ultimately save lives,” Harding says.
Last year Harding, who plays with Bedford Blues, was also voted “Britain’s manliest man” after winning a nationwide competition organized by men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge.
Harding says he is happy to help a cause he believes in. “I know I’m going to get some stick from the lads at Bedford but it’s all good fun and the whole campaign has a very serious message which needs promoting,” he says.
Rugby star, “manliest man,” LGBT ally, and activist – what’s not to like?