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|Tickets now on sale for ATL screening of 'Legalize Gay' starring rugby star and gay icon Ben Cohen|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|May 16, 2012 13:33|
Ben Cohen, a U.K. rugby star athlete and founder of the StandUp Foundation based in Atlanta 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. Tickets go on sale for the event today at 3 p.m.
The screening is a collaboration of the StandUp Foundation, Atlanta Pride Committee and Out on Film, Atlanta's LGBT film fest that had its world premiere at the festival last October.
A Q&A with Cohen will take place after the movie screening at Midtown Art Cinema.
Cohen, a straight ally, is the first straight sports star to focus his philanthropic efforts on LGBT causes.
Cohen and his foundation are profiled in the award-winning film "Legalize Gay" from Christopher Hines. Also profiled are Spelman University alum 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 intern credited for saving the life of 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.
Tickets to the screening and panel discussion are $15 and go on sale starting at 3 p.m. today, May 16, at http://legalizegayatlanta.eventbrite.com and will also be available at the door pending availability.
Photo: Ben Cohen rides with the Atlanta Bucks rugby club in last year's Atlanta Pride parade. (by Bo Shell)
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