Like thousands of Kiwi guys, he started playing rugby around the same time he started learning how to read.
The New Zealand's leading sporting organisations, led by New Zealand Rugby, have come together to encourage greater diversity across all codes, in an effort to stamp out homophobia and racism in sport.
Another barrier has been knocked out in sport - New Zealander Benjamin Watt is believed to be the first ever openly-gay male professional boxing judge.
The world’s first study on homophobia in sport has revealed an alarming statistic: 70% of respondents feel that youth sport in Australia is not safe and supportive for gay people.
Character, camaraderie, integrity; attributes often touted in the world of sport. But in recent years, there’s one action that’s gradually being tested on the field and in the ring… tolerance.
Blake Skjellerup is a out short track speed skater who competed for New Zealand at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Openly gay New Zealand Olympian, Blake Skjellerup, is getting behind an anti-bullying campaign this month in the hope students might avoid being targeted like he was. See the video below.
An openly gay New Zealand Olympian is getting behind an anti-bullying campaign this month in the hope students might avoid being targeted like he was.