Britain’s Famous Homosexuals Join Gareth Thomas in a Round of Cosmos to Celebrate Public Gayness

Nah, we weren’t invited to rugby star Gareth Thomas’ “Thank You For Not Hating Me For Being Gay” party, but we hear there weren’t any strippers there anyhow, so it’s okay.

As a thank you nod to friends who have been so supportive of his big public reveal, the Welsh Lions player, with a little help fro Attitude magazine, invited his teammates and inner circle — and a few famousu persons — to the gay whatever-goes club Movida in London’s Soho last night for a gay old time.

“Everybody here tonight is celebrating that the world is changing,” he said. “We are here to send the message that it’s OK to be a sportsman and it is also OK to be gay.”

The venue was Movida, a glitzy London club with a bright pink bar and equally garish cocktails – not a very likely hangout for burly rugby players. But this was no post-match celebration, rather an opportunity to tell the world that the sport was longer a place in which gay players had to hide their sexuality. Last night, the former Welsh captain’s friends and supporters joined Britain’s gay glitterati for Thomas’s official “coming out” party – a remarkable display of solidarity that many hope will signal the beginning of the end of homophobia in sport.

Former and current rugby stars including Will Carling, Matt Dawson, Gareth Williams and Lee Byrne were present, along with the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Will Young and Graham Norton. The gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said he hoped Thomas’s decision to publicly declare his sexuality would inspire others.

Which is sort of a big deal, because it was Tatchell’s own birthday this week, and you know how he loves to own the spotlight.

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  • B Damion

    Laaawwwwdd….God. Can we just get off this mans nuts. gezzz. just let his nuts breath for a hot min. Let him settle into his newfound gayness in peace. Yes! the man looks amazing esp for his age. But loosen the grip on his testicles.

  • AlwaysGay

    I want to hear more about Gareth. I think he’s a great example for gay people especially young ones. Gareth has accomplished so much in his profession hopefully other gay people will look to him to try their best too.

  • olen

    I’m not loosening any grip.

  • Geoff M

    @B Damion: “–esp for his age.” Good laaaawwwwddd. Grow up. There are plenty of HOT older gay guys out in the world who have more brains, personality, life experience and common sense than many deluded twinks who think age denotes the degree of hotness, and who believe they will be forever 23. That kind of thinking is pathetic.

  • kae

    Geoff thats exactly what i was thinking. if a man is hot, he’s hot!! forget his age. Alfie is on fire!!

  • Bill

    B Damion needs a valium.

    And a new approach to life, I might add.

  • Michael W.

    Amazing. I hope Cristiano Ronaldo is inspired to follow in his footsteps.

  • Ben

    I’ll take a guy like this over a skinny, clueless twink any day of the week.

  • McShane

    Gareth Thomas is so butch that he makes pretty boys like Cristino seem like a princess. He’ll get pointed at and laughed at., but people might be more accepting than of Gareth : he makes straight guys feel effeminate.

  • Todd

    @B Damion: “for his age” omg -are you kidding me? This dude is scorching hot.

  • Steve

    @B Damion: I’m thinking you probably couldn’t carry Gareth Thomas’ jockstrap.

  • Jeff

    I’ve never heard of this guy before.
    He looks like he oozes testosterone.
    So, how old is he anyhow?

  • R.J.

    Holy Hell, somebody has to feature this hunk as “Morning Wood” on a blog.

  • Rob Moore

    @B Damion: How old do you think he is? He is only 35.

  • TeesonNYC

    @B Damion:
    1. 35 is not old
    2. he should get as much press for coming out as he can get being who he is and what he’s done
    3. you get a grip.

  • Tackle

    True, 35 is not old. But “unfortunately” in gay years it’s equivalent to being a senior citizen.

  • Caleb

    There is gay, and there is gay.
    I would have sex with this strapper in a heartbeat,
    but I doubt I would let him help me decorate the condo.

  • Daryl

    I did a double-take.
    This MAN looks like he could be the twin of my nut-busting, Parris Island DI. Semper Fi, Sir.

  • Brent

    Hello, Daddy.

  • Demetri

    This is one hot Fucker!

  • Jared

    I’d like to see the rest of this guy’s ink.

  • Hank

    I’ve just become an avid rugby fan.

  • Hank

    @Bill: No.6 Bill, To each, his own.
    But, if B Damion doesn’t think this guy is hot, he needs a Viagra, not a valium.

  • Denny

    Not a poseur!
    Thanks, Queerty, for the real thing.
    So many models are portrayed with some kind of sports/athletic gear. It usually looks so bogus.

  • Same Crap

    So over this guy.

  • Robert, NYC

    Queerty, get off Peter Tatchell’s case. He’s done more for gay rights than this blogsite can ever dream of. He’s put his life on the line for our people, so stop saying he “loves to own the spotlight”. He deserves it, one of the true unsung heroes of our time. This man has had to step down as the Green Party representative for the area in which he lives as a result of a brutal attack in Moscow last year which left him permanently scarred, fighting for Russian gay rights and equality. Can Queerty match that? I doubt it. So back off and have some respect for one of the true gay leaders in the world. He’s the Gandhi of the gay movement.

  • lolstupid

    Movida-a gay club?!! Not at all. That club is full of WAGs, Z-listers, and gross straight guys trying to pick up slutty girls that are only wearing a thong.

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