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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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87 Responses to “Johnny Weir: I'm Gay”

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  1. 51
    Mandy Says:

    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!

  2. 52
    Mandy Says:

    @Vola:

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

  3. 53
    juniper Says:

    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.

  4. 54
    Carla Says:

    @Lisa:

    LMAO!!!

  5. 55
    Carla Says:

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

  6. 56
    anthony Says:

    No kidding.

  7. 57
    Emily Says:

    I think even Stevie Wonder saw this coming. Seriously?

  8. 58
    Lalalove Says:

    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.

  9. 59
    deke Says:

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

  10. 60
    Jenn Says:

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

  11. 61
    abie Says:

    really?:s

  12. 62
    hag Says:

    “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.

  13. 63
    Jan Says:

    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.

  14. 64
    Toni Says:

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

  15. 65
    k Says:

    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….

  16. 66
    maria Says:

    really I would have never guess >_>

  17. 67
    agenda Says:

    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.

  18. 68
    gyllenhals are fug Says:

    when will jake come out?

  19. 69
    Lisa2 Says:

    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.

  20. 70
    Manny Says:

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

  21. 71
    Jeanie Says:

    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.

  22. 72
    Ms Barleo Gaga Pitt Fan Says:

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

  23. 73
    Lucy Says:

    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”

  24. 74
    Harman Smith Says:

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

  25. 75
    Catchy Says:

    ORLY?

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