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#Gareth Thomas

# gareth-thomas - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV
# Hiv Awareness
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# Hiv Awareness

'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV

Jun 24th 2020, 10:28 AM 3,231 Views 0 Comments

The former rugby star is determined to keep the conversation going, educate others and break the stigma around the virus.

# gareth-thomas - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status

Sep 18th 2019, 5:40 PM 39,352 Views 31 Comments

The former Wales international revealed his diagnosis to the public last weekend.

# gareth-thomas - Monday 16 September, 2019

'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message
# Treatment
# Treatment

'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message

Sep 16th 2019, 12:36 PM 40,598 Views 21 Comments

Campaigners point out that effective HIV treatment is also effective HIV prevention.

# gareth-thomas - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis
# Diagnosis
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# Diagnosis

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis

Sep 15th 2019, 10:19 AM 83,847 Views 31 Comments

The former international says he refuses to live in “fear and shame” of having HIV and wants to “break the stigma” over the virus.

# gareth-thomas - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap: BT Sport make a holy show of themselves with Billy Vunipola comments

Apr 23rd 2019, 4:58 PM 57,202 Views 73 Comments

Meanwhile, Paul Merson serves up the best bit of telly all week.

# gareth-thomas - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

French rugby to support Gareth Thomas after former Wales star suffers homophobic attack
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

French rugby to support Gareth Thomas after former Wales star suffers homophobic attack

Nov 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 8,994 Views 20 Comments

Les Bleus will wear rainbow laces during their match against Fiji

# gareth-thomas - Sunday 18 November, 2018

16-year-old admits assault after former Welsh rugby captain suffers homophobic attack
# Gareth Thomas
# Gareth Thomas

16-year-old admits assault after former Welsh rugby captain suffers homophobic attack

Nov 18th 2018, 5:56 PM 86,997 Views 60 Comments

“I was the victim of a hate crime,” Gareth Thomas said.

# gareth-thomas - Monday 25 June, 2018

Rugby star fronts bid to ban homophobic abuse in English football
# Campaign
From The42
# Campaign

Rugby star fronts bid to ban homophobic abuse in English football

Jun 25th 2018, 7:30 PM 8,509 Views 15 Comments

Former Wales player Gareth Thomas has joined forces with Conservative MP Damian Collins.

# gareth-thomas - Saturday 17 October, 2015

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
# Out In The Open
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# Out In The Open

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'

Oct 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 27,327 Views 93 Comments

Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.

# gareth-thomas - Monday 7 September, 2015

'The support my team-mates showed was remarkable – my sexuality didn’t matter to them at all'
# Never Alone
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# Never Alone

'The support my team-mates showed was remarkable – my sexuality didn’t matter to them at all'

Sep 7th 2015, 9:51 AM 11,056 Views 14 Comments

Gareth Thomas stars in a powerful ad ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

# gareth-thomas - Monday 18 May, 2015

There's a serious problem with try celebrations in rugby and Stuart Hogg tried to fix it last weekend
# Ice Cool
From The42
# Ice Cool

There's a serious problem with try celebrations in rugby and Stuart Hogg tried to fix it last weekend

May 18th 2015, 4:25 PM 11,012 Views 9 Comments

What did you make of the fullback’s reaction to scoring against Ulster on Saturday?

# gareth-thomas - Thursday 27 November, 2014

'Night Games' is the William Hill Sports Book of the Year
# Success
From The42
# Success

'Night Games' is the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Nov 27th 2014, 3:14 PM 15,898 Views 4 Comments

Anna Krien’s book documents the rape trial of a young Australian Rules footballer.

Who should win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year? Here's what our writers think
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Who should win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year? Here's what our writers think

Nov 27th 2014, 7:40 AM 6,220 Views 1 Comment

The winner of the prestigious prize, from seven nominees, will be announced on Thursday evening.

# gareth-thomas - Friday 6 January, 2012

Who's who: Celebrity Big Brother 2012
# CBB12
From The Daily Edge
# CBB12

Who's who: Celebrity Big Brother 2012

Jan 6th 2012, 9:49 AM 2,759 Views 3 Comments

Channel 5 has launched 13 celebrities into a house – and on us – for the next three weeks. Here’s who they are and why they are famous!

# gareth-thomas - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Georgia Salpa among housemates in new Big Brother series
# CBB12
From The Daily Edge
# CBB12

Georgia Salpa among housemates in new Big Brother series

Jan 5th 2012, 10:48 PM 5,167 Views 11 Comments

The Irish model is among thirteen housemates in the new series of Celebrity Big Brother, the second to be broadcast on Channel 5.

# gareth-thomas - Friday 2 December, 2011

Enter the dragon: 6 of Shane Williams' finest international tries
# Tribute
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# Tribute

Enter the dragon: 6 of Shane Williams' finest international tries

Dec 2nd 2011, 3:11 PM 530 Views 0 Comments

As Shane Williams prepares to make his final appearance in the red of Wales, we look back at some of his finest moments.

# gareth-thomas - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Head of Italian Players' Association tells gay footballers to stay in the closet
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Head of Italian Players' Association tells gay footballers to stay in the closet

Nov 30th 2011, 2:24 PM 6,960 Views 43 Comments

Damiano Tommasi has said players should “discouraged” from coming out.

# gareth-thomas - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Welsh star Thomas retires from all forms of rugby
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

Welsh star Thomas retires from all forms of rugby

Oct 25th 2011, 6:13 PM 191 Views 0 Comments

The 37-year-old hangs up his boots with immediate effect, following a distinguished career.

# gareth-thomas - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Homophobia in big-time sport is here to stay
# Foul
From The42
# Foul

Homophobia in big-time sport is here to stay

May 5th 2011, 3:52 PM 257 Views 0 Comments

The fining—but not firing—of a baseball pitching coach for hurling anti-gay slurs at fans comes on the heels of Kobe Bryant’s homophobic outburst. Buzz Bissinger on the culture that gives prejudice plenty of running room.

# gareth-thomas - Monday 28 February, 2011

Support from team-mates as English cricket star comes out
# Cricket
From The42
# Cricket

Support from team-mates as English cricket star comes out

Feb 28th 2011, 2:55 PM 347 Views 0 Comments

Steven Davies says he told manager and colleagues after his selection for the Ashes tour in Australia recently.

# gareth-thomas - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man”
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man”

Jan 5th 2011, 5:47 PM 725 Views 0 Comments

Former Wales rugby skipper tells American chat show giant how he came out.