21 UK Celebs Who Survived Coming Out

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Living in the closet is not easy. Straight people can understand that, but, only if they have gay people in their social circles. Others tend to judge, threaten and avoid.
These 21 British gays (as in happy) came out and managed to have wonderful lives, are accepted by the society, and hanging on to their fame. We can learn a lot from them about support, being brave and living life to the fullest.

1. Gareth Thomas ‘Alfie’

Gareth Thomas is a sporting legend. He captained Wales in 2005 to their first Grand Slam victory since 1978. The same year he captained the British Lions tour of New Zealand.

He stunned the world when he revealed he was gay in December 2009. When he became a poster boy for gay sportsmen, the Welsh rugby star has put his status to good use to support young people struggling with their sexuality and championing the charity ChildLine.

“I don’t know if my life is going to be easier because I’m out, but if it helps someone else, if it makes one young lad pick up the phone to ChildLine, then it will have been worth it,” he said in an interview with the Guardian. With 100 caps to his name, which is more than any other player in Welsh history, he has one of the baddest reputations on the field, and a row of missing front teeth, just to prove it.

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