Retired rugby player, Gareth Thomas, talks about his time in the closet:
My fear of coming out wasn’t about rejection. I was scared people would say: “Why were you lying to me? If you’ve been lying about that what else are you lying about?” Lying is my biggest regret.
Gareth Thomas, Rugby Player
In the brutal contact sport of rugby, Gareth Thomas proved time and again to be one of the most ferocious (and decorated) players on the field. Thomas is one of only a handful of out professional athletes. It’s apt that his current team is the Crusaders, as Thomas is certainly breaking barriers and opening up a world of possibility for other gay athletes. And who else could play this Welsh badass in an upcoming biopic but tough-guy actor Mickey Rourke?
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