Tag Archives: Johnny Weir

TRAILER: To Russia With Love

From the press materials: To Russia With Love, an EPIX Original Documentary about two generations of Olympic LGBT athletes, will make its world premiere on Wednesday, October 29 at 8PM ET. To Russia With Love examines human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes, with iconoclastic athlete and commentator Johnny Weir serving as the viewers’ guide into this world. The ...

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Make It Stop

If you can bear it.

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TMZ Headline Of The Day

Probably like many of you, I don’t find the ugly details of celebrity relationship squabbles to be very interesting, but what is interesting is that gossip sites and tabloids are treating gay celebrity spats with the same vicious panting that they exhibit when reporting on straight feuds. And mostly they are doing so without leering speculation about bedroom habits or ...

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Johnny Weir Splits With Husband

Weir came out publicly in January 2011 and married Victor Voronov in December of that year. Radar Online notes that the split comes two weeks after a court dismissed a domestic violence charge made by Voronov. Before Sochi, where he commentated for NBC, Weir had managed to keep a major secret: He was involved in a domestic violence with Voronov ...

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Jim Parsons Plays Johnny Weir On SNL

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Don Lemon Defends Johnny Weir

Yesterday Bilerico editor John Becker and CNN anchor Don Lemon tangled over whether Johnny Weir has a responsibility to denounce Russia’s treatment of LGBT people. Lemon stood up for Weir and argued that just because he’s gay doesn’t automatically mean he has to be vocal about gay rights all the time. John Becker took a decidedly different position, saying that ...

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Weir

“I’ve come under so much hate and scrutiny from within my own LGBT community for my views on the Olympics. But as somebody who watched my parents sacrifice everything so that I had at least one chance of making the Olympics, I could never boycott the Olympics whether they be in Pyongyang (in North Korea), in Uganda, in Iran or ...

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NBC Backs Johnny Weir’s Apology

Earlier today I posted Johnny Weir’s apology for calling Queer Nation activists “idiots.”  NBC has now issued a short statement about the flap. Via Deadline: “We’re supportive of Johnny’s apology for his choice of words last night in an emotional setting. As we’ve previously stated, NBC will cover all newsworthy issues as they are relevant to the Games, including the ...

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Weir

“I was speaking at a university and called a small group of people protesting my speech, idiots, for no other reason that my tongue getting away from me. This kind of talk is usually relegated to the safety of my own friend groupings and family but for some reason, I felt like a threatened underdog and needed to take a ...

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Johnny Weir: Gay Activists Are Idiots

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: Former Olympic skater Johnny Weir was picketed by Queer Nation outside his talk at Barnard College December 2 for his position that “the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement” about Russia’s anti-gay laws and “you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting.” During his talk ...

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HomoQuotable – Ken Kidd

“Johnny Weir is an insufferable, entitled twit, to say the least. Fine. But he’s NBC’s Token Olympic Gay, and many people’s only perceived authority on Putin’s Russia. So when he starts peppering his NBC color commentary with lies, gently but confidently faux-explaining how ‘it’s really not so bad over there’ and ‘what a shame’ that a small number of troublemakers ...

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Olympian Johnny Weir Retires, Hired To Be Figure Skating Commentator At Sochi

NBC reports: Two-time Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir is hanging up the skates and picking up the mic. Weir is retiring from competition and joining NBC Olympics as a figure skating analyst for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, he announced on TODAY Wednesday. The skating star, who is openly gay and married to a Russian ...

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No Sochi Olympics For Johnny Weir

Last week Johnny Weir sounded very much like he hoped to compete at the Sochi Olympics. But today skating officials confirmed that the deadline to sign up to compete for the American team was two weeks ago. And Weir did not register. It appears Johnny Weir‘s Olympic figure skating career is over. The two-time Olympian did not register for a ...

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Johnny Weir: I’m Ready To Be Arrested

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HomoQuotable – Johnny Weir

“The fact that Russia is arresting my people, and openly hating a minority and violating human rights all over the place is heartbreaking and a travesty of international proportions. I respect the LGBT community full heartedly, but I implore the world not to boycott the Olympic Games because of Russia’s stance on LGBT rights or lack thereof. I beg the ...

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Johnny Weir Got Married

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Johnny Weir Is Big In Japan

Not only does ice princess Johnny Weir have a pop single, this week it’s #1 in Japan. Here’s a fan-made clip set to the track, Dirty Love.

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Johnny Weir: I’m Sexually Gay, But….

Saying that he’s sick of pressure from gay websites to come out, Johnny Weir uses his forthcoming memoir to finally allow that while he’s sexually gay, he’d totally marry a woman if she was right for him. And very understanding about the whole “we’re not gonna fuck” thing.

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COVER SHOT: The Out 100 Of 2010

Out Magazine sends us the cover for the 16th annual Out 100 issue. Entertainer of the Year — Ricky Martin: “I am Hispanic, and I am a gay man, and they both struggle. Is it a big responsibility? It can be as big as I want it to be,” Martin tells Out. Embracing both fatherhood and new status as a ...

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Johnny Weir Speaks At Equality California

Olympian Johnny Weir spoke an event for Equality California on Sunday. He refers to “this community, us, our people” but still hasn’t formally come out.

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