Out 100: Johnny Weir
By Out.com Editors
Still, Weir is uncomfortable being labeled, refuses to discuss his sexuality, and is quick to point out that masculinity and femininity are not necessarily married to sexual preference. 'I have a very clear opinion of my own sexuality. I'm not ashamed of anything, but I want it to be out there in my own words.'
Out there it will be early next year when Weir releases his memoir, in which he promises to finally address the pink elephant riding the Zamboni machine around the rink. The book will be the latest addition to the skater's growing media empire, which exponentially expanded in 2010 with a reality TV show, Be Good Johnny Weir, on the Sundance Channel, the recording of his first single, 'Dirty Love,' which he's been told 'sounds a bit like Depeche Mode,' and starring on ABC's Skating With The Stars as a judge.
Topping off the banner year, which also saw Weir winning the 2010 Logo NewNowNext Award for Most Addictive Reality Star and the U.S. Figure Skating's 2010 Readers' Choice Award for Skater of the Year, was his acceptance of the Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign Seattle in September. 'I never think of myself as an activist in any capacity, but I am glad that people can find strength and inspiration in my triumphs and defeats,' he says. 'I hope that I can continue to inspire individuality in people regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, or religion.'
See all of our 2010 Out 100 honorees here.