So Gareth Thomas, former Wales rugby captain, has publicly announced that he is gay. If that was supposed to be a secret it must be the worst-kept in the world.
He says that, at times, he's considered suicide. That is so sad.
He retired from international rugby a few years ago but was a fantastic player, great captain, and wonderful ambassador for the sport. I am confident that he will be amazed by the support he will receive from rugby players and fans everywhere.