Guinness and Gareth Thomas have teamed up for a moving and inspirational video / commercial series. The overall Guinness campaign is titled "Made for More", but with Thomas's video there's another theme, "Guinness Rugby – Never Alone." Both of these work for the point the retired Welsh rugby star is trying to get across. Have a look.
Gareth Thomas came out in December of 2009, was voted the most influential gay person in the UK in 2010 and retired from rugby in October 2011, but he continues to be a great social figure.
Gareth Thomas: Never Alone tells the story of how the former Wales captain’s greatest fear wasn’t the opposition he faced on the pitch, but the fear of rejection from everything he had known, because of his sexuality. The film celebrates the courage of Gareth, and most importantly, the empathy shown by his teammates when he came out, showing that even when he felt he was on his own and at his lowest point, he was always part of a team. – youtube
Here is more of Gareth Thomas's personal battle. Watching this definitely watered my contacts.
Thank you Guinness and Gareth Thomas for sharing this inspirational story. You may be done playing professionally, Gareth, but you continue to be a bright light for us all.