LIST | The inspirational rugby union players who’ve come out as gay
Can we get a ‘love is love’ up in here?
Here, we round up the rugby players who’ve bravely came out to inspire a whole new generation of LGBTQ youth.
1. Gareth Thomas
He is one of the greatest rugby players in the history of the UK, captaining the Welsh international side as well as the British and Irish Lions during his career.
Thomas publicly came out in 2009 and has since described his experience as a secretly gay player, revealing how the social pressure and stereotypes pose a significant challenge for many athletes today.