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John Bercow wrongly outs rugby star Ben Cohen in gay gaffe

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  1. Liam the God 26 Feb 2013, 4:10pm

    I know a few Rugby Players that are gay. Oddly enough one of them keeps getting suspended for violent conduct…..

    1. Suddenly Last Bummer 26 Feb 2013, 5:24pm

      More clues please. Nationality for starters.

      1. Liam the God 4 Mar 2013, 11:08am

        These are LOCAL rugby players. Local to me. I doubt you’d know any of them ;)

  2. Well he does look a bit like the proprietor of Pink News, so easy mistake to make

    1. Benjamin Cohen 26 Feb 2013, 4:32pm


  3. Spanner1960 26 Feb 2013, 4:24pm

    Bercow is such an irritating little prick.
    He should stay out of things that don’t concern him. (Ditto his harpy of a wife)

    1. He might be irritating, but his support for equal rights for gay people here and abroad (he’s the honorary president of the Kaleidoscope Trust) has been constant and is, I believe, sincere and disinterested, and therefore is very welcome.

      1. Benjamin Cohen 26 Feb 2013, 5:01pm

        John Bercow is an amazing gay rights champion. End of.

        1. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Feb 2013, 6:06pm

          Ben, you and James did a great job giving evidence at the committee hearing for equal marriage. Just wanted to congratulate you both.

          1. Benjamin Cohen 26 Feb 2013, 6:38pm


      2. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Feb 2013, 6:02pm

        Totally agree with that.

      3. Spanner1960 28 Feb 2013, 11:06pm

        He’s still a prick.

    2. Suddenly Last Bummer 26 Feb 2013, 5:25pm

      His wife is waaaaaay worse. She broadcasts stupidity every time she opens that gob of hers.

      1. Her “stupidity”, as you put it, includes ardent and constant support for the LGBT community, women’s rights and children’s rights. I reckon her “gob” is far more useful than yours!

        1. Spanner1960 28 Feb 2013, 11:06pm

          Oh whoopee-do.
          You are the sort of person that would support Attila the Hun and his murdering Mongol hordes so long as they waved a rainbow flag as they slaughtered the masses.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Feb 2013, 4:25pm

    Gaffe aside, I can see the humour in it as did Bercow and Cohen.

  5. The point is some people can not even imagine straight guy would fight for LGBT rights. So sad! Thank you Ben for being good sport.

  6. Dan Filson 26 Feb 2013, 4:40pm

    To be fair, it s far harder for bisexual married men to come out as bisexual for obvious reasons than for gay men to come out. And is it not right that someone should once in a while assume someone is gay when a lot of the time the world is assuming people straight who are not?

  7. This is bit of a Non Story, Ben is straight & pro LGBT rights & Bercow made an error, thats all.

  8. Robert (Kettering) 26 Feb 2013, 5:37pm

    I wish Ben was Gay because I think he’s simply delicious! Lucky wife.

    1. Get to the back of the queue!

  9. Serbian-Canadian in Macau 28 Feb 2013, 5:41am

    A Jewish rugby player? Aren’t most Jewish people supposed to go after… ehem… smarter careers tha rugby?

    As for gay, straight, bisexual, gay promoting… people are people and who someone puts into bondage and spanks with a rubber flogger is nobody’s businesee (as long as both are over the age of consent).

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