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

Johnny’s World: The Gaylympics: Part 3

August 8, 2013 12:00 PM8 comments

Will they or won’t they? Who’s to blame? How can we help?

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Johnny’s World: The Gaylympics: Part 2

August 1, 2013 9:47 AM16 comments

It has been a week since my strongly worded piece on why we shouldn’t boycott the upcoming Olympic Games because of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws went viral. It has been a week for me to get a sense of the current feelings and situations of my fans and the American public […]

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Johnny’s World: The Gaylympics

July 25, 2013 9:30 AM57 comments

On the heels of my column last week where I discussed my deep-rooted love of the Russian motherland and hatred of her government and its newly passed anti-gay laws, I want to discuss my opinion, as an Olympian and an athlete, concerning the Olympic Games to be held next February […]

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Johnny’s World: Russia

July 18, 2013 8:21 AM15 comments

 This column is in response to the overwhelming amount of questions and tweets I received about my personal feelings concerning Russia’s anti-gay laws, officially written into law on my 29th birthday. It is no secret that I am a very public cheerleader of Russia, U.S.-Russia relations, and Russia’s continued growth […]

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Johnny’s World: Traitor

July 11, 2013 9:36 AM8 comments

We’ve all done it. We’ve all come across information that wasn’t meant for our eyes or ears and definitely not held onto secrets we feel are of some use (for entertainment or security purposes). Just last week at a Rolex counter in Japan, I spotted an exclusive design that is […]

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Johnny’s World: God Save the Children

July 4, 2013 7:17 AM4 comments

Monumental strides made last week in the Supreme Court towards equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community marked a moment for happiness, joy, and debate. When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, they made millions happy and moved our community one step closer to […]

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Johnny’s World: Escape

June 27, 2013 8:18 AM3 comments

She throws on her headphones and clicks through her iPod to the perfect song, a combination of ethereal voices and lingering synthesized violins. This song, while not on the charts right now, has been a sweet Prozac raindrop from a thundercloud of depression and has come to her rescue more […]

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Johnny’s World: Unnecessary Roughness

June 13, 2013 8:27 AM3 comments

“I have way too much luggage again.” I’m standing in a crowded airport terminal waiting to fly from Taipei in Taiwan to Guangzhou in China. The hour is incredible. I keep my sunglasses on to shield myself from camera flashes and someone seeing how tired and black my eyes are. […]

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Johnny’s World: The Impossible Dream

June 6, 2013 8:53 AM3 comments

Swallowing a large dose of reality is never fun. It doesn’t matter how young, beautiful, or rich you may be, ultimately there will be things beyond your reach. You’ll want them so desperately, and there’s no way to attain them. Every reality TV show seems to have that one contestant […]

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Johnny’s World: Tenders

May 30, 2013 9:19 AM8 comments

Everyone has a conscience. Most people have a basic understanding of the sliding scale of right versus wrong. Very few people have the uncanny ability to restrain themselves when a self-indulgent moment rears its ugly head and I’m not one of them. I’m sitting at a mid range restaurant, in […]

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