UK rugby star Gareth Thomas talks
coming out gay in a new ad from Guinness.
The ad is part of the beer giant's Made
of More campaign (#madeofmore), which celebrates “stories of
strength of character and integrity form the world of rugby.”
In the 74-second clip, Thomas says that
the physical pain he endured playing rugby “was nothing compared
to the demons” tearing him apart.
“In my darkest hour, I turned to my
teammates. Telling them I was gay, that was the toughest thing I've
ever done. And when I needed them the most, they were there for me,”
Thomas says. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Thomas, who retired from rugby in 2011
following an injury, publicly announced he is gay in 2009.
Thomas: Coming out gay was “scariest moment of my life.”)