Articles by: Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir is a three-time U.S. figure skating national champion and two-time Olympic competitor.

Johnny’s World: Gossip Folks

May 16, 2013 8:48 AM8 comments

“Hi! It is so great to meet you!” It’s good to meet you too. “Can you sign this for me?” Absolutely. “Can you make it out to Cassandra? Its spelled K.A.H.S.Z.A.N.D.R.U.H.” Seriously? What was your mom smoking? “Great. Now can I have a picture?” Certainly. “Ohmigod, you are so nice. […]

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Johnny’s World: Who Am I?

May 9, 2013 11:21 AM9 comments

Since the end of my innocence, when I became a teenager, I have been fascinated by the character traits that make me up. Some come from my father – my discipline, my fierce determination, and, of course, my hardheadedness – while my free-spirited and high-flying idealism come from my mother. […]

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Johnny’s World: Out

May 2, 2013 10:29 AM12 comments

Just a few weeks ago, Nike made the landmark announcement that they would financially back and feature an out member of the LGBT community throughout their universe. In the statements that I read, Nike was fairly clear that they were interested in a professional athlete from a team sport. The […]

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Johnny’s World: Привет: Part 3

April 25, 2013 8:19 AM4 comments

This entry picks up right where “Привет: Part 2” left off last week. To read “Привет: Part 1,” click here. To read “Привет: Part 2,” click here. In the last two parts, I have taken you through the process of becoming part of my married family and now, in the […]

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Johnny’s World: Привет: Part 2

April 18, 2013 8:59 AM4 comments

Last week I started a multi-part series on my journey from anti-social perfectionist to one day becoming patriarch of my married-into family, on my assimilation into an immigrant dynasty. I described the relative ease with which I got to know Baba (grandma) Klukluka and my in-laws, and suggested that my […]

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Johnny’s World: Привет: Part 1

April 11, 2013 8:59 AM4 comments

When you merge your life with someone else’s, there are all sorts of things you must learn and change – either about yourself or the one who is lucky enough to have you. You have to befriend their friends. You have to learn what toilet paper they like. You have […]

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Johnny’s World: Terrified

April 4, 2013 8:57 AM10 comments

It’s 8 p.m. on an idle Monday night. The pruning sheers cut through the stems of the roses, hydrangeas, and assorted annoying nameless blossom flowers of this week’s arrangement with ease. As with the last three daily pruning sessions, this one is a success. Each flower has been arranged, returned […]

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Johnny’s World: The Debate

March 28, 2013 8:16 AM40 comments

This week is a historic one. The Supreme Court heard the cases of the California gay marriage ban, or Proposition 8, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. As a gay man, I am used to arguments about my way of life and my apparent “choice” to become gay but […]

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Johnny’s World: Crap

March 21, 2013 9:24 AM3 comments

She grew up in a small town and was destined to be a star. She worked hard; her overbearing stage mother pushed her into every beauty pageant, dance contest, talent show, local carnival, state fair and singing contest that would have her. They did the try-outs, the auditions, the callbacks, […]

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Johnny’s World: I Believe in You

March 14, 2013 10:06 AM12 comments

We are often taught to believe that destiny is what we make it. The hard work and the years of dedication to a simple goal can pay off if you believe in it and want it badly enough. This idea takes me back to when “The Secret” was all the […]

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