The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund Announces the HEROES 2013 National HERO Award Recipient – Johnny Weir
Philly Gay Calendar: Figure skating champion, style icon and media darling, Johnny Weir, will be the celebrity guest and National HERO Award recipient at The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s HEROES event on Sunday, May 19th, 2013.
Johnny Weir is a prominent member of the LGBT community. Aside from competing in the Olympic Games for the United States and starring in his own reality show, Johnny has been a passionate force in the community, raising awareness and educating the public about a multitude of gay issues. Recently, in 2012, Johnny represented the United States as a Goodwill Sporting Ambassador to Japan under Hillary Clinton and met with local LGBT leaders and taught a free figure skating clinic to all, in hopes of raising awareness of LGBT issues in Asia.
Johnny is now preparing for his chance at a third Olympics and will be the only OUT gay Olympian to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
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