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||Welsh rugby star comes out; another retires
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In Wales, Old Redcliffians rugby team captain Jed Hooper, 22, has announced he's gay, according to Advocate.com . He came out after a potential boyfriend said he couldn't date a closeted man.
"Before that, I think I had already told about ten friends and their reaction was very positive so that gave me an inkling of what might happen," Hooper told The Bristol Evening Post. "And I also thought if the crap really hits the fan then at least there are ten people on my side!"
Hooper's announcement came after another gay rugby star, 37-year-old Gareth Thomas, announced his retirement. According to the Huffington Post, Thomas realized he couldn't "give 100 percent" to the sport any longer. In a statement, he added, "My mind has told me that the time to retire is now. ... My passion for the amazing game will never end or leave me, however."
Actor Mickey Rourke is still on board to portray Thomas in a movie.
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