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Johnny Weir


Johnny Weir
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About Johnny Weir:

Johnny Weir, born on July 2, 1984 in in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, is the 2004, 2005 and 2006 U.S. National Men's Figure Skating Champion. He began skating at age 12.

8 Things You didn't Know About Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir Criticized:

Despite his championship titles, Johnny Weir has been criticized heavily for his flamboyant mannerisms and costumes. Read:

Is Johnny Weir Gay?:

The championship skater never denied his homosexuality. Neither did he confirmed it until the release of his memoir Welcome to My World.

In Welcome to My World, Johnny goes into great detail about his sexuality. "In a sexual way, I'm gay," he said. "I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me. I don't think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together."

Johnny Weir Didn't Come Out You
The figure skating champion goes on to explain why he's previously eluded questions about his sexuality. "I don't feel the need to express my sexual being because it's not part of my sport," he said.
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