Israel, Maria Folau dine at vegan cafe, proceeds then donated to Rainbow Youth

Israel Folau and his wife Maria have surprisingly helped spread a little LGBTQ love, inadvertently showing their support for charity Rainbow Youth after enjoying a vegan meal.  

Vegan cafe and restaurant Gorilla Kitchen posted on Facebook on Thursday that the controversial rugby league player and his wife dined at the Eden Terrace establishment a couple of weeks ago. 

"We don't turn anyone away at Gorilla Kitchen, because we love everyone, not just animals," the caption reads.

"So when Israel and Maria came in again a couple of weeks ago we happily served them, hydrated them and fed them. 

"What they didn't realise was their money spent at Gorilla Kitchen was going to be donated to Rainbow Youth, an organisation that embraces diversity and offers support for our young and vulnerable rainbow community.

"Glad to see they are not #notashamed for supporting such a great cause."

The cafe then encouraged followers to support the charity, and head over to the Rainbow Youth website. 

An image of a rainbow flag accompanied the post. 

Commenters showed their support for the cafe, with one person dubbing them "legends" and another saying it was "amazing mahi". 

Folau has garnered notoriety this year, originally being dropped by Rugby Australia after he made a social media post claiming: "Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, Liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists [and] idolators" would all go to hell unless they repented. 

More recently, he blamed Australia's lethal bushfires on gay marriage and abortion.

Newshub has approached Gorilla Kitchen to find out exactly what the Folaus ate, and the subsequent donation amount.