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Gareth Thomas’s story is well known. This hefty, hearty son of the valleys was the epitome of Welsh masculinity, playing rugby over 100 times for his country. But he did it carrying a self-destructive secret. In this film, he sets the record straight: talking to parents, former team-mates and, most touchingly, gay teenagers who are struggling with their own sexual identities. What really shines through is that the regret stems less from the fact of his sexuality itself but from the years of lying, deception and self-hatred that nearly led him to suicide. In the end, even in the macho world of professional sport, it seems people have been overwhelmingly accepting – maybe, thanks to Thomas’s courageous example, the next generation won’t have to agonise so long and hard about being who they are.