Proud: My Autobiography
This is the story of a sporting legend and national hero with a secret that was slowly killing him. Something that might devastate not only his own life but those of his wife, family, friends and team mates. He couldn't know what the consequences would be when the truth came out. The only thing he knew for certain was it could not be worse than the daily torture his life had become. Gareth Thomas is the third most capped Welsh rugby union player of all time and the world's 12th leading try scorer in rugby union internationals. He is still the world's only top class professional sportsman to have come out as gay while still playing. His is an amazing story of a man facing up to the truth and not knowing where it might take him. Gareth has already become a hero to many, and yet his inspiring and moving story transcends the world of sport to tell a universal truth about feeling like an outsider, and facing up to who you really are.
The inspiring true story of the first professional sportsman to come out while still playing