First-Ever Nike LGBT Sports Summit Kicks Off in Oregon

Yesterday, members of the LGBT sports community and straight allies began meeting at Nike Headquarters in Oregon for their first ever LGBT Sports Summit. Representatives include our friend Patrick Burke at the You Can Play Project, Athlete Ally’s Hudson Taylor, GLSEN’s Changing the Game, and ESPN.

The summit aims to bring groups together to talk about homophobia and transphobia in sports and share ideas and come up with a game plan to combat them.

A soccer-related highlight, though, is former rugby player, Stand Up Foundation founder, and all-around hottie Ben Cohen making a trip to Jeld-Wen field last night.

(via Ben Cohen's Facebook & Twitter)

Ben was featured along with Portland Timbers defender Mike Chabala in a photo spread in Out magazine last summer in an issue highlighting straight allies in the sports world.

Ben Cohen, Hudson Taylor, Michael Irvin, Mike Chabala, and Nick Youngquest

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