Prepare To Have Your Minds Blown: Skater Johnny Weir Is Gay

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If you are operating heavy machinery or prone to fainting spells you might want to take a seat, as Olympic skater and diva Johnny Weir has come out of the closet. Finally. In his new memoir Welcome to My World, Weir admits that “In a sexual way, I’m gay,” which sounds like a great way to be it. Apparently  Weir knew he was gay since childhood, reminiscing how “Watching Richard Gere in Pretty Woman at the tender age of six was when I had first realized there was something different about me…Kissing seemed like a weird thing to do, but I knew if I was going to do it, it would be with Richard Gere.” That movie made us feel the exact same way!

While he had been feeling pressure from gay advocate groups for a while to publicly announce his orientation, Weir decided to come out now as a way to support the next generation of LGBTQ youth. “With people killing themselves and being scared into the closet, I hope that even just one person can gain strength from my story,” Weir explained. Huge fabulous hats off to Johnny for the announcement, and be sure to check back in tomorrow when we reveal or not rain is wet (we’ll give you a hint: it is).