Gay Rugby Icon Gareth Thomas Shows His Courage In Emotional Guinness Ad


Welsh rugby star, Gareth Thomas appears in a new Guinness ad, talking about his struggle to be himself.


In a new online ad, Guinness featured openly gay former Welsh rugby captain, Gareth Thomas talking about his biggest fear – coming out.

“Every impact, every rib cracked, every bone broken – that was nothing compared to the demons that were tearing me apart,” he says in the video.

“In my darkest hour, I turned to my teammates, telling them I was gay – that was the toughest thing I’d ever done.”

Guinness says that the one minute video “celebrates the courage of Gareth, and most importantly, the empathy and support shown by his teammates when he needed them most.”

Watch below:

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