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"Thanks for being so brave Tom"- Skjellerup

Tue 3 Dec 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Tom Daley Gay New Zealand speedskater Blake Skjellerup has praised the bravery of Olympic diver Tom Daley, who has revealed in a YouTube post to supporters that he is in a relationship with a man. “The world of sports is a frontier that is still at times closed and stigmatised to the exclusion of lgbt people,” Skjellerup says. “Any person who is brave enough to be open and honest about themselves gives visibility and a voice to letting those around the world know that if they can play, gay, straight, bi-sexual, then they can compete, and be included in sports.” He continues: “Tom Daley is a strong and talented sportsman and role model, and his expression is one that will help many young people around the world. “Thanks for being so Brave Tom.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 - 12:50pm

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