Gareth Thomas

Hope, Not Hate - The Time Is Right For Openly Gay Footballers

Rory Magrath | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Sport
Rory Magrath

I'm not suggesting that homophobia in football has completely dissipated and doesn't exist at all; such claims would be short-sighted and naïve. But despite the claims made by Thomas in this flawed documentary, the overwhelming body of available evidence suggests that English football has moved on from its past homophobia, and has never been more ready for another openly gay player.

‘Devastated’ Gareth Thomas Quits 'The Jump' Just Days Ahead Of Final

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Gareth Thomas is the latest celebrity to make an early departure from the ‘The Jump’. The former professional rugby player has quit the Channel 4 ...

10 Classic Moments The 'Dancing On Ice' Has To Live Up To

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

We’ll admit it, when ‘Dancing On Ice’ was on air, we pretty much considered it the naffest show on telly, and we’d be lying if we said we’d ...

Labour Urges Tory Business Rate Rebels To Back Review

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is coming under fresh pressure to protect small shops and GPs from crippling hikes in business rates amid plans by both Tory and Labour MP...

Ministers Back Move To Oust John Bercow, Claims Tory MP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers are supporting a move to oust John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons, the Tory MP behind the move has claimed. James Duddridge table...

Ex-Rugby Star Gareth Thomas Reignites Jason Robinson Rivalry Ahead Of 'The Jump'

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘The Jump’ will be back on our screens next week, and viewers can look forward to seeing a friendly rivalry between former rugby stars Gareth Thom...

'Blake's 7' Star Gareth Thomas Dies, Aged 71

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Gareth Thomas, star of sci-fi series ‘Blake 7’, has died at the age of 71. The Welsh actor, best known for his role as Roj Blake in the 1970s BBC...

Gareth Thomas Is Living Proof It's Not Just 'Elderly, Weak People' That Get Pneumonia

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pneumonia can affect anyone at any age, including retired rugby players who are physically fit like Gareth Thomas. The former Welsh rugby player wa...

Labour Needs to Pick a Winner for London Mayor - and Get Past Ed and Zac

Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
Graeme Demianyk

The mayoral contest is bigger than London for Labour, and there are parallels to the Conservative Party when they were in their uppers. Boris Johnson's defeat of Ken Livingstone in 2008 was vital to show the Tories could win again.

Wolmar for London: The Road Less Travelled and the One to Make the Difference

Christian Wolmar | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

My campaign is built on two platforms. Firstly, it is a grassroots campaign. My vision and policies are directly shaped by grassroots Labour members with added expert knowledge from specialists to make sure they are viable. Secondly, and related to this, it is built on the idea that London needs to be more affordable, more liveable and more sustainable. But what does that mean in practice?

Irish Equal Rights: Why Football Must Be Next

Dan Tickner | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Sport
Dan Tickner

Never short of an opinion, and in one of his more perky reflections to date, Morrissey has suggested that the same-sex marriage referendum in his home...

London: The Next Political Battleground

David Robinson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Robinson

The after shock from the general election is still rumbling round the British Labour Party. Prophets of doom variously predict 10 or maybe 15 years of opposition and some even suggest that the party will never recover. Others have begun the post-mortem and taken the first steps towards rebuilding with the start of the national leadership contest.

Has the Foreign Office Forgotten About Gibraltar? Labour's Five Point Plan to Support Gibraltar

Gareth Thomas | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

Whilst I've travelled twice to the island in the last six months, unfortunately no Foreign Office Minister has visited the island since the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo formed his administration in 2011. That's why Labour is calling for a Foreign Office Minister to visit the island as soon as possible to witness first hand the unnecessary delays and disruption to travellers trying to cross the border.

Daley Comes Out: Other Openly Gay Sportsmen And Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Sport

Tom Daley's decision to reveal he is in a gay relationship has been praised nationwide. Just 19, diver Daley has grown up in the limelight since hi...

A Game of Two Halves

A.J. Higginson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport
A.J. Higginson

Tackling homophobia in sport is not just important for sport itself; it has much wider implications, from addressing LGBT issues, homophobic attitudes in society and homophobic bullying in schools.

DANCING ON ICE: 'Gareth Should Be In Final'

PA | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Rugby player Gareth Thomas should have been allowed to compete in the climax of 'Dancing On Ice' after his motion sickness woes which saw him booted o...

DOI: Gareth Thomas Will Return For Final

PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Gareth Thomas has said he has recovered enough to return for the Dancing On Ice final - but he will not be competing on the show. The former rugby ...

'Dizzy' Dancing On Ice Star Causes Complaints

PA | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Dancing On Ice contestant Gareth Thomas has still not recovered after quitting the skating show, complaining of feeling sick and dizzy. The former ...

Football Needs A 'Gay Hero'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester United stopper Anders Lindegaard has said football needs a "gay hero", and slammed the sports "primitive" and "intolerant" attitudes toward...

Why the Independent's Pink List Makes Me See Red

The Guyliner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

You may already have heard of this baffling, uninspiring collection of names compiled by Britain's most-unloved national newspaper, but just in case you're nodding off at the back with your copy of Heat magazine, let the paper itself fill in the gaps for you.

Homophobia Put Us Off Sport For Life, Say LGBT Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobic and transphobic bullies are driving LGBT students out of sport, with many victims blasting school and university cultures as "alienating an...

Keeping Vigil

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Private prayers are being said across a Welsh close-knit community, a month after the devastating disappearance of schoolgirl April Jones. Machynll...

'We Still Have Viable Search Areas For April Jones'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Its almost a month since five-year-old April Jones disappeared but there are no signs that anyone is giving up on the search. 17 police teams made ...

Ben Cohen Interviewed

Brodie Smithers | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Sport
Brodie Smithers

Ex-England rugby player Ben Cohen has founded the Stand Up Foundation, tasked with raising awareness and tackling anti-bullying and homophobia in sport. He is also ambassador for the Bingham Cup, a gay and inclusive rugby tournament taking place in Manchester this weekend.

The FA Must Work Much Harder to Tackle Homophobia in Football

Andy Wasley | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK
Andy Wasley

The FA must be louder when it condemns homophobia, and tougher when players and fans engage in anti-gay abuse. Match officials and stewards must show that homophobia is unacceptable by taking robust action when they see it, inside and outside the ground.