Blake Skjellerup Talks About Coming Out

Olympian speedskater and New Zealand's gay games ambassador, Blake Skjellerup, is interviewed by CleveScene and tells how coming out of the closet has impacted his life:

That's what was hard, I felt it starting to weigh on me. I felt the pressure weighing on my performance. And once I came out, I felt that weight lifted off my shoulders, I just needed to be a good athlete. A coach, an administrator, a dean of a college or university needs to think about that: If this is going to be affecting my sports team, they'll learn to make it an encouraging environment for LGBT athletes.

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