Jan. 11th, 2011

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-12149569

Gareth Thomas, Welsh rugby player and well known hard man, came out as gay last year. Great stuff, good for him, must have been very tough etc. Very proud of him for being able to do so, and that it has encouraged other gay sporting folks to confide in him about their sexuality and their concerns. Great. I am genuinely pleased about this, especially if it doesn't affect his performance on the pitch.

Being gay is still taboo in society, no matter what people may say. And a bloke who looks like Gareth Thomas, who is most definitely not pretty or effeminate, not your "typical" tv poof, is not what Joe Public immediately thinks of when one thinks of gay. Readers of this journal are better educated than Joe Public, and know that gay is as varied as humanity, and comes in whatever package it comes in (ooer).

But to make a film about it? With Mickey Rourke? Seems a bit weird to me. If he can ensure that the whole thing is dealt with in a decent way, that doesn't belittle or demean what he has achieved, then that will be a positive step. I just don't really see the point though.

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