Monday, 16 September 2019
Gareth Thomas - Total Respect
When Thomas came out as gay nearly ten long years ago I have to admit I was a tad cynical about his motivations for doing so.
I absolutely realise now that I was wrong.
For a professional sportsman to have had the courage to come out as gay so publicly was really quite remarkable and Thomas has since gone on to be a passionate and eloquent advocate for LGBT rights and campaigner against homophobia.
To admit to having HIV, however, and to challenge the stigma and taboos around the illness, takes his bravery to a new level.
Well done, sir.