Gareth Thomas

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Gareth Thomas: 'In most forms of work you could come out. But not in football'
The former Wales and Lions rugby captain talks about living with HIV, facing a rising tide of prejudice and homophobia in sport

Donald McRae

26, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Runners and writers: who got what in the birthday honours list
Names from across the arts, sport, politics and science are among those recognised

Caroline Davies and Simon Murphy

09, Oct, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Gareth Thomas on coming out as HIV positive: 'It was my right to tell my family – not somebody else's'
The Welsh rugby star talks about why he revealed his status, his mission to help others deal with prejudice – and how Mickey Rourke nearly played him in a biopic of his life

Chris Godfrey

08, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Gareth Thomas revealing HIV status will 'tackle stigma'
Terrence Higgins Trust say rugby legend’s decision will have ‘massive impact’

Mark Brown

15, Sep, 2019 @4:19 PM

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Teenager apologises to Gareth Thomas over homophobic attack in Cardiff
Former Wales international, who posted emotional video, met with boy under restorative justice

Frances Perraudin

18, Nov, 2018 @4:15 PM

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Keir Starmer is now Labour’s Gareth Southgate | Brief letters
Brief letters: Labour leadership | Period shaming | Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas | Morris cars

Letters

09, Jul, 2018 @4:54 PM

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Rugby star Gareth Thomas: ‘I want a black-and-white law so people can deal with homophobia’
Coming out in 2009 was a hugely painful experience for Thomas. Now, he has a radical plan to help tomorrow’s gay sports stars avoid what he had to go through

Emine Saner

06, Jul, 2018 @1:28 PM

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MP aims to ban homophobic chants at football matches
Tory Damian Collins and ex-rugby player Gareth Thomas to launch draft proposal

Patrick Greenfield and agencies

23, Jun, 2018 @1:20 PM

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‘Just don’t call me a celebrity’: Bradley Wiggins takes leap with The Jump
The retired cyclist Bradley Wiggins has signed up for Channel 4’s winter sports-based reality TV show on a lineup that also includes Robbie Fowler, Louis Smith, Jade Jones and Kadeena Cox

Guardian sport and agencies

03, Jan, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Co-operative party to develop policies distinct to Labour's
The party, which has 25 MPs sitting on joint tickets with Labour party, wants to be more independent ahead of 100th anniversary

Rowena Mason

09, Sep, 2016 @5:16 PM

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Crouch Touch Pause Engage review – Gareth Thomas’s coming-out tale lacks spirit of its subject
There’s no denying the power of the story but this has the feeling of a well-intentioned research project

Andrew Dickson

03, Mar, 2015 @2:28 PM

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage review – a dynamic study of coming out and trauma
The contrasting fortunes of the rugby player Gareth Thomas and two struggling Bridgend teenagers are handled boldly

Clare Brennan

01, Mar, 2015 @12:05 AM

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