Guardian G2 // Gareth Thomas


The Guardian commissioned me in May to photographed ex-Rugby Union player for Wales and British Lions, Gareth Thomas at his home in South Wales. Gareth is the first professional rugby union player to come out as gay and in late 2019 announced that he was HIV positive. Gareth now dedicates his time to campaigning for LGBTQ+ equal rights, HIV awareness and Mental Health issues. It was really a pleasure to meet and photograph Gareth, he’s a great inspiration for many, including myself.

The interview can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jun/08/gareth-thomas-on-coming-out-as-hiv-positive-it-was-my-right-to-tell-my-family-not-somebody-elses

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