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Thomas 'great' after coming out


Gareth Thomas, captain of Wales and the British Lions, now retired from international rugby is the most prominent figure in the sport to come out as a gay man. Over the weekend he said he had even considered suicide because of his anguish, and now hoped that he would make it easier for others who faced the same dilemma. Delme Parfitt, rugby writer at the Western Mail in Cardiff is his biographer, and British NBA basketball start John Amaechi, who announced after his retirement that he was gay, discuss Thomas coming out.

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