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‘My own death felt preferable to anybody discovering’: Former Wallaby Dan Palmer comes out as gay in powerful column – Wide World of Sports

Former Wallaby comes out as gay in powerful stand



Former Australian rugby star Dan Palmer has become the first Wallabies player to come out as gay, and just the second in the men’s international game.
In a powerful column published by the Sydney Morning Herald today, Palmer penned a stirring account of his time as a young man at the height of Rugby Union trying to come to terms with his sexuality.
The now 32-year-old revealed the struggles he faced trying to conceal his homosexuality throughout his career, during which he contemplated ending his…

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