7) Gareth Thomas, The Only Openly Gay Man On a Professional Sports Team
When rugby player Gareth Thomas came out, he became the only openly gay man on a professional sports team.
Here, Gareth talks to Ellen DeGeneres about coming out in later life and how, ultimately, it was a positive — and even lifesaving — experience.
If you would like advice on coming out, including tips on when might be a good and safe time to be open about your sexuality or gender identity, please click here.
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