15th October 2013
Rugby star Gareth Thomas announces book deal
3:20 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has announced a deal to write his memoirs with the publisher Ebury Press.
18th September 2013
Rugby star Gareth Thomas backs rainbow laces anti-homophobia in football campaign 1
5:16 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas is supporting a new campaign against homophobia in football, which encourages professional footballers to wear rainbow laces on their boots.
17th September 2013
Joey Barton: ‘The bureaucrats in football aren’t taking homophobia seriously’ 8
11:39 AM — QPR midfielder Joey Barton says the “bureaucrats” in football have been guilty of not taking a tough enough stance against homophobia.
3rd March 2013
Student Pride debate featuring Ben Cohen and John Amaechi speaks out against homophobia in sport 5
4:59 PM — The panel on a debate at National Student Pride yesterday emphasised the importance of tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport, said they had seen some change, but that much more action needed to be taken.
21st February 2013
Comment: Coming out – Is it always something to celebrate? 10
4:05 PM — Paul J Burgess, a co-founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, reflects on the issue of coming out, and questions whether coming out later in life should always be focussed on by the media.
8th January 2013
Gok Wan: I want to do Strictly — but let me dance with a man 70
1:52 PM — Gok Wan says he would like to take part in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, although he insists the show should allow same-sex dance couples.
24th December 2012
Gareth Thomas: I hung out in London gay pubs with Mickey Rourke 28
5:06 PM — Gay former rugby star, Gareth Thomas, has said that he and actor, Mickey Rourke, have become very close, including going to gay bars, and sharing secrets, as the film star prepares to play him in a biopic about his life.
18th December 2012
Gareth Thomas joins ITV’s Dancing on Ice 16
11:11 AM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas will be in the rink for the new series of Dancing on Ice.
6th December 2012
Football needs a gay ‘champion’ says rugby referee Nigel Owens 4
5:15 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens is backing a campaign to tackle homophobic attitudes in sport and says football would benefit from having a gay “champion” in the same way Gareth Thomas took up the mantle for rugby.
31st October 2012
UK: Gay sport stars lend support to NUS campaign 2
12:02 AM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies, the sports first openly gay player, is backing the National Union of Students' (NUS) campaign to tackle homophobia in sport, along with gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.
4th October 2012
Puerto Rican pro boxer comes out as gay 26
11:40 AM — Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz has said that he is indeed a gay man.
31st May 2012
Manchester to host gay rugby world cup this weekend 6
12:29 PM — Manchester will play host to the Bingham Cup this weekend, where gay and inclusive rugby teams from around the world will compete for the 2012 title.
30th May 2012
Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas cover star of Attitude’s annual ‘naked issue’ 22
5:27 PM — Gay former professional rugby star Gareth Thomas will appear on the cover of this month's Attitude magazine, its annual 'naked issue', which is to focus on sexual health.
1st April 2012
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40
12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.
26th March 2012
Mickey Rourke pulls out of Gareth Thomas biopic 30
12:07 PM — Mickey Rourke has pulled out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic after suffering problems during his stunt training for the film.
16th February 2012
Lee Steele fined £200 for Gareth Thomas tweet 15
3:44 PM — Footballer Lee Steele has been fined £200 for the comment he posted on Twitter about Gareth Thomas which led to him being sacked.
23rd January 2012
Gareth Thomas favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother 16
12:07 PM — Gay rugby player, Gareth Thomas has been named as the favourite to win Celebrity Big brother according to the odds on several online bookmakers.
16th January 2012
Lee Steele apologises for ‘tongue-in-cheek’ Gareth Thomas tweet 16
10:42 AM — Sacked footballer Lee Steele has apologised for his comment about gay rugby star Gareth Thomas in a statement issued by his new club, Nantwich Town FC, but has been charged by the FA for bringing the game into disrepute.
9th January 2012
Oxford City player misses match after Gareth Thomas tweet 67
12:29 PM — Lee Steele holds the record for the fastest-ever goal by a Leighton Orient player, managing to score in 12 seconds while playing for the club in 2004, but waited until the following day to delete his tweet about the gay rugby star.
25th October 2011
Gareth Thomas announces he’s retiring from rugby 14
4:22 PM — Gareth Thomas has announced he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect. The Wales international said he could no longer give "100 per cent" to the sport.