Happy Birthday Ben Cohen!

Regular Randy Report readers know I’m a huge fan of former rugby champ, LGBT ally & hero, and all around great guy.

Sending bestest birthday wishes to a great man who does so much on the front lines against LGBT bullying.

Make sure you check out his StandUp Foundation for more about his work on the behalf of so many.

Ben Cohen Launches New Fragrance For Men

Hunky, handsome retired rugby champ and LGBT ally Ben Cohen has launched his own fragrance, Ben Cohen For Men.

Because, let’s face it, don’t you want to know what he smells like?

Now, at least YOU can smell like him.

From Herald & Post:

“I never thought I’d be one day launching a fragrance, but here I am! And I’m glad I am.

“It has been a great journey doing this – from being approached by a company to launch my own fragrance, through to choosing a scent and then seeing the finished product.

“I really like the fragrance because the company that created it have delivered what I want – which is a fresh, woody and cirtrusy smell.

“In fact, I am using it all the time now – like water! Well, maybe not like water, but I do use it a lot.”

The 36-year-old’s new fragrance has been described on the Superdrug website as having a ‘fresh aroma that is both rugged but mellow, with top notes of citrus and an underlying woody scent it has been designed to appeal to men of all ages’.

And just to remind you… 🙂

Today Is StandUp Day

From rugby legend & LGBT ally/hero Ben Cohen and his StandUp Foundation:

November 14th marks the day that Ben’s father Peter passed away from injuries he suffered while protecting someone that worked for him.

It is this day that Ben and the StandUp Foundation have chosen to declare as StandUp Day each year.

We hope you will join us on November 14th in memory of Peter Cohen and in support of the anti-bullying work that is being supported by this Foundation.

In addition to donating either in the US or in the UK, what can you do to recognize this important day?

1. Wear your StandUp branded shirt or wristband
2. Change your profile picture to the StandUp Day Pledge Photo
3. Introduce as many people as possible to the StandUp Foundation and invite them to honor this day
4. Post the StandUp website on Facebook/Twitter with messages of support that link to our home page
5. Share/post your stories/pictures

Calendar: Ben Cohen 2015 Teaser

Via OutSports, Ben Cohen – the founder of the anti-bullying Stand Up Foundation – gets a little wet and hits the showers for his first ever centerfold.

Ben Cohen’s StandUp Foundation today released the cover image of the rugby World Cup champion’s 2015 calendar, a perennial favorite for gay sports fans worldwide. The cover was shot by Chicago celebrity photographer, Bret Grafton.

The real story though, is buried inside – a centerfold of Cohen in a locker room shower (see it in the gallery above), exclusively released to Outsports. It is the first time the calendar has offered a centerfold, and the first time Cohen has shot one. It was captured by Los Angeles photographer Edwin Santiago. What is fully revealed won’t be known until the 2015 calendar ships, closer to the holidays. It is available for pre-orders through his StandUp Foundation shop at www.standupfoundation.com.

Cohen also released new additions to his sold-out underwear line: briefs and trunks in the StandUp brand’s signature blue, produced by Blue Buck.

“It’s all cheeky fun,” said Cohen, “if you will pardon the pun. But, mostly, that fun is done for a serious cause that I feel incredibly passionate about, and I am glad the products help us do so much good.”

Proceeds from Cohen’s products under the StandUp mark benefit his Foundation, the world’s first dedicated to anti-bullying and LGBT equality in sports.

Check out the hunky and anti-gay bullying advocate Ben Cohen below:

Ben Cohen 2015: The Unseen Archive

Ben Cohen 2015 Calendar - "Ben Cohen 2015: The Unseen Archive"

On Facebook, rugby champ and anti-bullying icon Ben Cohen teases the upcoming release of his uber-popular calendar:

Guess what time it is?! Watch for pre-order link very soon.
Ben Cohen 2015: The Unseen Archive is filled with never-released images — and a centerfold!

From Cohen: “It’s all cheeky fun, if you will pardon the pun. But, mostly, that fun is done for a serious cause that I feel incredibly passionate about, and I am glad the products help us do so much good.”

Proceeds from Cohen’s products under the StandUp mark benefit his Foundation, the world’s first dedicated to anti-bullying and LGBT equality in sports.

Ben Cohen for AMFAR’s 5th Annual LifeRide

Rugby World Champion and LGBT ally Ben Cohen for AMFAR’s LifeRide

New York City! Head down to 22 Little West 12th Street on August 12 at 6:30pm to celebrate the end of AMFAR’s “LifeRide 2014” sponsored by Kiehls.

Mary J. Blige, fabulous food trucks and DJs Samantha Ronson, The Misshapes and Bob Mould will all be there for the celebration!

From the clip description: “This year’s LifeRide has been an incredible journey so far. We’re so fortunate to have spent it with such amazing celebrity riders and participants who are dedicated to raising money for amfAR and supporting this important cause.”

Young Ben Cohen makes my morning

A young and shirtless Ben Cohen poses for the camera

Rugby superstar, LGBT ally and anti-bullying advocate Ben Cohen shared this pic on his Facebook today:

“Came across this old picture today. Had to laugh. I look so young. Hilarious!!”

I don’t know about ‘hilarious’ but it certainly made my morning.

Now, go make Ben’s morning and visit StandUpFoundation.com to see what you can to do help fight bullying of young people.