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Rugby star Gareth Thomas’ relief at coming out

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  1. Brian Burton 23 Dec 2009, 11:56am

    Fantastic Gareth, things will get easier as time goes by!

  2. John(Derbyshire) 23 Dec 2009, 12:15pm

    Brian-Don`t you think this will now put presure on other closeted football players to do the same thing? Incidentally-merry Christmas to you-I have much enjoyed reading your comments on these boartds throughout 2009!

  3. Dafydd Davies 23 Dec 2009, 3:07pm

    Everybody in rugby circles has known this for a long time, he is a great player and an even bigger man now for this, well done Gareth.
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  4. michael mcloughlin 24 Dec 2009, 8:40pm

    well done gareth ive just came out myself i know how you feeling it was pretty hard for me as a boxer to come out your story as helped me a lot good look.

  5. Derek Williams 28 Dec 2009, 5:52pm

    While it is unquestionably crucial for every gay or lesbian person to be ‘out’, it is of even greater importance for those of us who are, to recognise the role model of good citizenship that this visibility imposes.

    Our higher than average association with risk taking behaviours such as unsafe sexual practice and substance abuse, together with the perception of a fundamental dishonesty created by years of lying about our sexuality and all that connotes, seriously undermine our public credibility and make it all the harder for us to convince the ruling straight majority that we are worth bothering about.

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