Cool. He deserves it.
Gareth Thomas has won Gaydar Radio’s Celebrity of the Year 2012 award, beating out such notables as Lady Gaga and Neil Patrick Harris.
Gaydar Radio listeners also picked Thomas over television personalities Alan Carr and Graham Norton.
The 37-year-old Thomas, who retired from rugby late last year, publicly acknowledged he is gay in 2009, becoming one of only a handful of professional athletes who have come out gay during their careers.
Speaking to Gaydar Radio hosts Neil Sexton and Debbie Ryan, Thomas credited having a strong support system for giving him the strength to come out.