Gay Olympians Matthew Mitcham and Blake Skjellerup named an ambassadors to 2014 Out Games
Openly gay Olympians Matthew Mitcham and Blake Skjellerup have been named ambassadors to the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio, the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) has just announced.
Short-track speed skater Skjellerup, a native of New Zealand, came out gay last year during an interview with an Australian magazine. Mitcham came out gay in 2008 before winning gold at the Olympics in Beijing.
FGG Co-President Kurt Dahl said in a statement: “We are very grateful that both of these young men have decided to commit to the work of the Gay Games Ambassador. We recognize that for athletes at the peak of their competitive career, commitments must be made with care. Each has taken their time to join us, and know that this means that they are full invested in supporting the next Gay Games.”
They join join previously named ambassadors David Kopay, John Amaechi and Greg Louganis.