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Gay Athletes Keep Coming Out To Gareth Thomas

Now that Mickey Rourke (minus two teeth) is going to make him a household name, Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas is making the American rounds. He tells Ellen DeGeneres today that after coming out to his coach, his coach shared the news with the rest of the team, and everyone gave each other platonic man hugs.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Jan 4, 2011
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  • 17 Comments
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Which one is Ellen? The one on the left or the one on the right?

      Jan 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @christopher di spirito: You probably think you’re witty. You’re not though.

      Jan 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      @j: I’ll have to watch for your posts and see what you contribute. My guess is, it’s very little.

      Jan 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      Sigh. One day, kids, Queerty will have a headline that’s actually related to the story.

      Jan 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy
      andy

      At least J can use punctuation properly! You on the other hand are just offensive.

      Jan 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franky
      Franky

      @christopher di spirito:
      I’m fairly certain that Ellen isn’t built like a rugby player. I do have problems with my eyes, though, so you really can’t trust my perception of things.

      @RomanHans:
      Maybe one day it will happen. Clearly, today is not that day. I really don’t even understand how they came up with this title. The article mentions NOTHING about anyone coming out to the guy. It only talks about him coming out to his coach and the rest of the team…

      Jan 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pickles
      Pickles

      Actually Gareth mentioned in the interview that closeted gay athletes have been coming out to him so it’s relevant to the actual interview (if not the article written here)

      Jan 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JadeLycra
      JadeLycra

      Could we not bicker and instead revel in the wonder of a powerful story? Please?

      Jan 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jackieohboy
      jackieohboy

      @christopher di spirito: lame

      Jan 4, 2011 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dana
      Dana

      This man and millions more like him are not
      well served by the “queer” concept of LGBT,
      which implies that he is something other
      than a man and is somehow inherently in
      conflict with his gender.

      Jan 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MGangemi
      MGangemi

      OH thats depressing! You’d think they could have found a better actor, and ond not quite so fugly to play such an icon.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 3:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MGangemi
      MGangemi

      OH thats depressing! You’d think they could have found a better actor, and one not quite so fugly to play such an icon.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MGangemi
      MGangemi

      *sighs* They ~so~ need a delete button here for our own comments.

      Jan 5, 2011 at 3:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dolly Knockers
      dolly Knockers

      I fail to see how they can justify making a film about this guys life. It’s nothing new.

      “Gay guy, in denial, marries woman to try and live a ‘normal’ life, doesn’t work out, divorces, comes out”!

      Yes it’s a tough thing to go through, but it isn’t that unusual.

      Have I missed something?

      Jan 5, 2011 at 4:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      @jackieohboy: From someone with a handle “jackieohboy?” Jackie, oh gurl!

      Jan 5, 2011 at 8:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @MGangemi: I agree with you. The man has no sense of style and is fugly to boot. Did he shave his head by choice or is he balding anyways?

      Jeesh!

      Only cute and attractive men should be allowed to represent the gay community!

      Jan 5, 2011 at 8:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • espada69
      espada69

      sadly, not every parent is like that. good on him though.

      Sep 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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