As we celebrate Pride Month at Musselburgh RFC, Colin Arthur speaks on his experiences as an openly gay player in rugby and his time at the club
“I must be honest in that I have never actually actively celebrated pride as I have never really felt proud of who I am as a person until a couple of years ago. A huge factor in this was that I always tried to hide my sexuality when it came to sport and my rugby career. I felt that a gay player could not make it to a high level of playing in a ‘straight’ or ‘regular’ environment and therefore I separated my rugby life from my personal life.
When I moved to Musselburgh RFC I could never have hoped for a more warm and welcoming club t