Professional rugby is about to become a whole lot less homophobic. Last month, Keegan Hirst became the first rugby player to come out of the closet. Now, fellow player James Haskell has posed for Gay Times in nothing but a rainbow and his Calvins.
While the London Wasps team captain isn’t gay himself, Haskell has a history of speaking out against homophobia and being an LGBT ally. In the interview that ran alongside the photoshoot, he spoke out against homophobia:
“The most important thing is that people have a dialogue with one another. If I was to turn up for work and wasn’t able to be myself, and I wasn’t able to be comfortable, I just think that’s be terrible, you know?I’ve never really seen anyone as gay or straight or anything like that. If someone comes to me and says, ‘I’m gay’. or whatever, I just say, ‘And what?’ As long as people play well, I don’t care!”
Right on! Check out his cover photo and the behind the scenes video below:
So happy with this gaytimesmag cover. Just wish i still had my tan. Im really pleased i was able to… https://t.co/GP3BLmKwlQ
— James Haskell (@jameshaskell) August 28, 2015
(featured image via Lee Faircloth/Gay Times)