As the power brokers within my sport tried to contain me, I was equally steadfast in attempting to break through the barriers and show the world who Rudy Galindo truly was, and is to this day.
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Now, there were two. Weir was recognized for "bringing flash to a snoozy sport". He has become the very first openly gay man representing the United States for an Olympics game in any sport. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Johnny Weir. Retrieved November 22,
Vindication not just for me, but vindication for my beloved gay community. SC of New York. Petersburg as the "Snow King". ChampionshipsWeir was in second place after the short program, less than a point behind Evan Lysacek. In addition to his skating career, Weir has also recorded a pop song produced by Lucian Piane titled "Dirty Love". Figure Skating Analystretrieved August 14, The judges also make it hard for gay figure skaters to come out.