Out gay Olympian gets endorsement deal

Yet another sign that there is nothing to lose by coming out of the closet, openly gay Olympic speedskater Blake Skjellerup has gotten an endorsement deal with Air New Zealand to promote their new "Cuddle Class." I'm not sure if it means the seats are so small you'll feel like you're cuddling with your neighbor, or whether Blake will be there to keep you warm; In any case, it's a great sign.

I think it's safe to say that Skjellerup would not have gotten this deal if he hadn't come out. Maybe I'm wrong. But either way, him coming out certainly didn't hurt.

Hat tip to AfterElton.

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