Another Welsh Rugby player goes public.

  • XiongWei

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    Nov 08, 2011 11:01 AM GMT
    Another Welsh rugby player has recently come out of the proverbial closet ,

    Story taken from http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/10/28/Welch_Rugby_Captain_Jed_Hooper_Comes_Out/

    The captain of the Welsh rugby team, the Old Redcliffians, came out as gay after a potential suitor he met said he couldn't date someone who was closeted.

    Jed Hooper, 22, told the Evening Post that the encounter was the catalyst for his big announcement.

    "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," he said. "And I also thought if the crap really hits the fan then at least there are ten people on my side!"

    Hooper texted his contacts and also made the announcement on his Facebook page. After, he said, "I then cried my eyes out as I was thinking to myself 'What have you done?,' but very quickly I must have had 40 replies and all of them were positive."

    Hooper, who plays the position of back row forward, then consulted the team's chairman, Ray Massey.

    "I said that if the club doesn't want a gay man as its figurehead I would understand and step down," Hooper said. "But he was brilliant and said 'you're our captain and this doesn't change anything'. That support was massive to me."

    Nice to see some more players going public. The fact of the matter is, being gay shouldn't be a big deal to anyone no matter what. Hopefully the situation will snowball removing the need for such terms as 'to come out'. Nice to read that my home Country is making news for positive reasons as well, particularly while I am stuck in a situation where coming out is not really an option if I plan on continuing to play the sport. To the future I guess!
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    Nov 08, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/10/28/Welch_Rugby_Captain_Jed_Hooper_Comes_Out/

    Very brave young man. And hot.
  • Latenight30

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    Nov 08, 2011 4:10 PM GMT
    He could come out as anything he wanted. You think anyone in their right mind would F with that guy?
  • danielvn

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    Nov 08, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    Wow wow. You think anyone in their right mind would F with you after they see you put him down like that LOL
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    Nov 08, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    danielvn saidWow wow. You think anyone in their right mind would F with you after they see you put him down like that LOL


    I think he meant he's a big guy. You missed his use of "with". Dr. Freud? Paging dr. Freud?
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    Nov 08, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
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    Rwy'n credu fy mod i'n symud i Gymru.

  • XiongWei

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    Nov 09, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    GrowAPair saidJed-Hooper12.png

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    Rwy'n credu fy mod i'n symud i Gymru.



    Hahah! Neis. Neis I weld bach o gymraeg ar y wefan hon. Fi'n byw yng Nhgymru , a na'i ddeud i ti nawr, sa i byth 'di gwrdd a dyn hoyw fel y dyn yma. Bron a fod bob un fi 'di cwrdd, mor hoyw - ma' nhw'n ddisglerio. Rhan fwyaf ohonynt yn frenhines erchyll...

    That SHOUD translate on google translate. But you can never really tell. It's a bit shitty for Welsh. It's not TOO bad though...
  • matt13226

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    Nov 09, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    good for him icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 09, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    He's a hottie icon_twisted.gificon_razz.gif I'm glad he plays for our team.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 09, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    Gay tubby guy with facial hair hmmm Might be a ruse
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    Nov 09, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    XiongWei said
    GrowAPair saidJed-Hooper12.png

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    Rwy'n credu fy mod i'n symud i Gymru.



    Hahah! Neis. Neis I weld bach o gymraeg ar y wefan hon. Fi'n byw yng Nhgymru , a na'i ddeud i ti nawr, sa i byth 'di gwrdd a dyn hoyw fel y dyn yma. Bron a fod bob un fi 'di cwrdd, mor hoyw - ma' nhw'n ddisglerio. Rhan fwyaf ohonynt yn frenhines erchyll...

    That SHOUD translate on google translate. But you can never really tell. It's a bit shitty for Welsh. It's not TOO bad though...


    A nid ydynt fel arfer yn breninesau ym mhob man? Aw yn dda na fyddai-syndod i mi fod y dynion yna hyfryd.
  • XiongWei

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    Nov 09, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    Aah - ti'n ddweud y gwir ! Ond mae'r gwefan hon yn ddangos bod rhai ohonym yn mynd yn erbyn y stereoteip.
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    Nov 09, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    Thats great!
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    Nov 09, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    BTW, the welsh DOES seem to work on Translate.. Ive tried it in Dutch and it was terrible there actually
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    Nov 09, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    nice.
  • Havenjock80

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    Nov 09, 2011 2:43 PM GMT


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    REALLY? icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    Havenjock80 said

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    I think he is adorable.

    if the way he tears up the pitch are any indication, then he can sure as hell tear it up in the sack.
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    GrowAPair said
    Havenjock80 said

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    REALLY? icon_neutral.gif


    I think he is adorable.

    if the way he tears up the pitch are any indication, then he can sure as hell tear it up in the sack.


    I agree.... I'd totally invite him over. icon_razz.gif