Ben is a trans/non-binary person of colour living in Kitchener, ON. He plays elite level rugby, is a graduate student studying Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and works at a Peace Research Institute called Project Ploughshares.

Ben: “My ‘coming out’ story is complex and multifaceted, which I think ultimately lends itself to being relatable for a lot of LGBTQ+ people. It is filled with highs and lows, making for a dramatic saga that ultimately ends with a message of love and hope.’