After emotional struggle, rugby prop Palmer comes out as gay

Former rugby union international Dan Palmer has come out as gay in a lengthy self-written column in Australia’s Fairfax Media in which he admits that earlier in his life it wasn’t “an exaggeration to say my own death felt preferable to anybody discovering I was gay.” Palmer played a test in the front row for Australia in 2012. Palmer, 32, joins former Wales winger Gareth Thomas as the only two rugby union internationals to say they are gay.

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