As Blake Skjellerup wrote: "I feel short, and humble! Amazing to meet the first out MLB player Billy Bean. The first out NBA player, the ever so slightly tall Jason Collins. And Kirk Walker, the proudly out UCLA Softball coach and NCAA Champion."
Skjellerup, a short track speed skater who competed in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, is aiming to represent New Zealand at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.