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Blake Skjellerup

LOOK: Blake Skjellerup Surprises Fans With Big News On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup surprised fans by announcing his engagement to boyfriend Saul Carrasco on Instagram. Skjellerup, who com...

The First Draft

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Blake Skjellerup

When a young person can go to school confident and proud of who they are, without the stigma they may face from their peers or from within their own ideals of who they should be, then we can say, 'this is the year it all ends.'

The Olympic Oversight

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

Medals were won, friendships were made, and the Games were largely dubbed a success. But during more than two weeks of competition, not one athlete or IOC member made a statement to advance the educational arm of the Olympic movement.

The Olympic Hangover

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

We hear about the success stories, and how great the experience was for the athletes involved, but never do we hear of the time following an Olympic Games for an athlete.

Thank You Speed Skating

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

Before I came out publicly, I believe it is safe to say that well over half of the international short track speed skating community knew I was gay.

Homosexuality Is Not Propaganda

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Blake Skjellerup

Homosexuality is not propaganda. Anyone, no matter their sexuality, religion, or race, can play sports.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

How You Can Help This Athlete Become First Out Gay Man To Compete At The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

In the wake of international outrage surrounding anti-gay legislation and violence in Russia, a group of major LGBT sports organizations are backing a...

WATCH: This Gay Olympian Won't Return To The Closet For Russia

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Amid the controversy surrounding Russia's "gay propaganda" ban as the country prepares to host the 2014 Olympic Games, openly gay Olympic speed skater...