- Name: Scott Fullerton.
- Age: 47.
- Hometown: Calgary, Alberta.
- Current Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Current Sport(s) Played: Softball with WESA, the West End Slo-pitch Association.
- Relationship Status: Married.
- Favorite Athlete: Kevin Pillar/Trevor Linden.
- Favorite Team: Toronto Blue Jays/Vancouver Canucks.
- Interests/Hobbies: Softball, umpiring, gardening, tech and music.
- Best Physical Feature: My eyes.
- Why You Love Sports: I love the competition, the challenge and most importantly, the great friendships that are formed.
- How You First Got Involved in Sports: I played soccer as a youngster.
- Other Sports Played: I played football in high school. When I was coming out some friends played gay volleyball and that was the start of it. I played gay volleyball for 15 years and then picked up softball 20 years ago.
- What’s Your Day Job: Director of Digital at RYU.com
- Greatest Personal Achievement: Marrying the love of my life.
- Greatest Athletic Achievements: Receiving the Vancouver Pride Society award for volunteer work in gay sports.
- Tell us something about you, what interactions you have had with the sports community, LGBTQ community, etc.
The sports community was my lifeline. I started playing volleyball in Calgary with a few friends and then I moved to Vancouver and ended up running the Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association shortly after joining the league. Sports allows you to make real connections with real people – bars are fun but it is only a slice of the gay pie. After a few knee injuries I joined softball and found it to be far more social, connected and fun. Volleyball is great but it was about the sport first, people second. Softball was about the people – the friendships and fun.
- If given the chance, what would you tell/teach your younger self? And/or is there anything you hope to teach the younger generation that may be looking up to you?
I would tell myself that it gets better. You will be loved for who you are – and you will find love and happiness.
- What are your future goals?
I would love to travel more and continue to give back to the gay softball community that has helped me so much in life.
- What are your thoughts about the LGBTQ community’s inclusion in sports diversity?
I think the community has done a great job of inclusion but there is always room for more openness of gender identity and skill levels.