Gareth Thomas - "I'm gay'

British Lions rugby legend Gareth Thomas: 'It's ended my marriage and nearly driven me to suicide. Now it's time to tell the world the truth - I'm gay

Of course we all know the Daily Mail is the font of all evil and the newsletter of Beelzebub himself but this piece on Gareth Jones's coming out is as sensitive and decent as you'd find anywhere.
'A coach named Scott Johnson, a great man, came up to me in the dressing room after the game for a chat and I just broke down in tears. 'He said: "What's up?" 'I said: "Me and Jemma have split," and he said: "Oh no, what's happened?" Then he said: "I know what's happened, I know what it is."'
Somehow, the coach had guessed.

He took me out of the team room to the medical room, locked the door and I told him everything. After keeping it secret for so long, I felt a huge rush of relief. 'Scott said: "Right, I've got to speak now to three or four players in the Welsh team because you need the boys to surround you and support you. You can't cope with this on your own," and he was right. 'He told two of my team-mates, Stephen Jones and Martyn Williams, and as I sat in the bar waiting for them, I was absolutely terrified, wondering what they were going to say. 'But they came in, patted me on the back and said: "We don't care. Why didn't you tell us before?" 'Two of my best mates in rugby didn't even blink an eyelid. Martyn said he never had a clue, would never have thought it. 'I felt everyone was protecting me and closing in tight around me. No one distanced themselves from me, not one single person.'