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#Gareth Thomas

# gareth-thomas - Last year 2021

I didn’t do this on my own – Gareth Thomas hails support for his HIV mission
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

I didn’t do this on my own – Gareth Thomas hails support for his HIV mission

Oct 12th 2021, 12:31 PM 5,601 Views 4 Comments

‘I am only who I am because of the people around me,’ the former Wales star says.

# gareth-thomas - All time

'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV
# Hiv Awareness
From The42
# 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 3,264 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 39,418 Views 31 Comments

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

'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 40,634 Views 21 Comments

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

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis
# Diagnosis
From The42
# Diagnosis

Wales great Gareth Thomas reveals HIV positive diagnosis

Sep 15th 2019, 10:19 AM 83,880 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.

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 57,294 Views 73 Comments

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

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 9,024 Views 20 Comments

Les Bleus will wear rainbow laces during their match against Fiji

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 87,066 Views 61 Comments

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

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 8,546 Views 15 Comments

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

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
# Out In The Open
From The42
# 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 27,478 Views 93 Comments

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

'The support my team-mates showed was remarkable – my sexuality didn’t matter to them at all'
# Never Alone
From The42
# 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 11,087 Views 14 Comments

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

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 11,092 Views 9 Comments

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

'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 15,953 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 6,255 Views 1 Comment

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

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 2,771 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!

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 5,207 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.

Enter the dragon: 6 of Shane Williams' finest international tries
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

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

Dec 2nd 2011, 3:11 PM 549 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.

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 7,030 Views 43 Comments

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

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 231 Views 0 Comments

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

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 274 Views 4 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.

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 372 Views 0 Comments

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

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 761 Views 0 Comments

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