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Johnny Weir: I'm Gay

Johnny Weir: I'm Gay

Johnny Weir is revealing some big news in his upcoming memoir Welcome to My World, which hits stores on Tuesday (January 11).

“In a sexual way, I’m gay, but I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me,” the 26-year-old figure skating champ said in an excerpt to People. “I don’t think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together.”

“With people killing themselves and being scared into the closet, I hope that even just one person can gain strength from my story,” he added.

Johnny also discusses getting called names in middle school, a secret affair he had with another male skater he only refers to as “Alex,” and why he didn’t come out earlier.

“A lot of the gays got downright angry about my silence. But pressure is the last thing that would make me want to ‘join’ a community.’” he said.

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  • Mandy

    It is not every gay person’s duty to come out to the world. No, this isn’t a surprise to me or anyone else, but that is no reason to make ignorant comments about him. It is his life.

    I love you, Johnny!

  • Mandy


    Most figure skaters’ skates – and probably most of your shoes – are also made from dead animals.

  • juniper

    I think he’s cute, but why would he even want to legally marry a woman if he is sexually attracted to men? Don’t think that would be too satisfying for the woman. He’s such an impish tease.

  • Carla



  • Carla

    Sex and relationships don’t necessarily have to go together? WTF! LOL!

  • anthony

    No kidding.

  • Emily

    I think even Stevie Wonder saw this coming. Seriously?

  • Lalalove

    I have no freakin’ clue who this dude is. But, looking at him revealed that! He DID NOT need to come out. ‘Cause it’s quiet obvious.

  • deke

    I don’t care, I like him. He has a great sense of humor.

  • Jenn

    That’s just like him saying, the sky is blue, and water is wet.

  • abie


  • hag

    “sex and relationships don’t necessarily go together”??? what this person is really saying is that he would marry a woman he is not sexually attracted to, possibly have children with her all the while indulging in homosexual sex??? in the past men led this secret life. there is NO EXCUSE for it now. NO NEED to bring pain to a wife and children. i would have more respect for this person to live his life in the open with his husband and adopted children or surrogate children in the open and proud and HONEST.

  • Jan

    I am for equal rights for ALL gays. I have gay family members, gay friends, and always vote for gay marriage. I do NOT like Johnny Weir. He is a mean spirited heartless person.

  • Toni

    Johnny is great. In the closet or out, his his choice to make.

  • k

    Sex and relationships don’t necessarily have to go together. But then what are you left with? A bunch of one night stands? I hope his future wife understands….

  • maria

    really I would have never guess >_>

  • agenda

    obviously he did not need to come out but since he’s selling a book……. it’s a way of bringing attention to his product. might help sales, who knows.

  • gyllenhals are fug

    when will jake come out?

  • Lisa2

    I think that he made it a bigger deal for acting like is was such a big secret and that is why people are laughing. He must have thought everyone was a moron or something? No one even cares, it was because he made it “offical” is all.

  • Manny

    Johnny Weir: I’m Gay
    America: No shiit.

  • Jeanie

    He is a person. You may not agree with his lifestyle but he is still a person with true feelings and a heart of gold. Unlike some other men who are judged as being macho like Evan Lysacek. I think he is definitely gay too. He just doesn’t want to come out yet. But I don’t know if he is. And if he did come out then his skating career would be finished too and he would be banished from figure skating for life. As he should be for being such a jerk.

  • Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan

    NO??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Say it isn’t so??? What will all the women do? lol. NOT!

  • Lucy

    I don’t know why people have to announce their sexual preferences to the world (not like everyone didn’t know in this case anyway). In this day and age, who cares. It is not shocking like it was years ago. Now when I hear someone just revealed they are gay, it is like “yawn”

  • Harman Smith

    Well Johnny’s out of the closet.your turn Michael Buckley.

  • Catchy


  • Susan

    Three words: NO SHIT SHERLOCK.

  • ftlaudcarl

    “In a sexual way, I’m gay, but I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me,” the 26-year-old figure skating champ said in an excerpt to People. “I don’t think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together.”

    What an idiot… Still sounds like a closet case unable to come out without qualifications… A contrary little child. Maybe Johnny should take a lesson or two from Adam Lambert and learn to be proud of himself for who he is without qualification …

  • ;;;

    I am totally confuzzled.. Johnny a gay????????? I almost fell off my chair when I read this news.

  • Brandon Hilton

    OMG! He’s gay???????? LMFAO. is this really news? Its like, thanks for the clue captain obvious! LOL

  • steve


  • Sophia

    omg I never thought that! ….

  • chris

    who not know?? really?? you kidding me, no?hahaha who cares?

  • luly

    is that serious??? noooooooo oh my gosh hes gay and fiogure skater but he talking bad about evan lysacek all time, evan likes woman johnny likes hummmm….well you know.

  • hsh8383

    of course you are gay look at your hair no guy in his straight mind would have a hairstyle like that.

  • Angie

    First Rosie, then Lance B., followed by Ricky M., now Johnny! When will people finally stop making announcements about stuff we already know? Yes dear you’re gay, and I’m a Cancer… next up, Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart are dating!

  • anny

    Well, why is everyone THAT surprised? it was always obvious – just the way he dressed – is it enough? way too gay :-D

  • Mercy

    I agree! I don’t give in to pressure either…about anything. Johnny can skate, sing, write and has a fabulous sense of style.