Johnny Weir Will Risk Jail Time To Be Gay in Russia
Out Magazine: He’s not skipping the Olympics no matter where there’re held, he’s openly gay, happily flamboyant, and he’s married to Victor Voronov, a man of Russian descent. If Johnny Weir didn’t have a very specific perspective on Russia, we’d be shocked. He even told us once that his dream weddingwould take place in a Moscow suburb and would have a Russian flair.
In an interview with CBS News, Weir says he’s not afraid to be arrested under Russia’s antigay laws if his arrest highlights the atrocious treatment of LGBTs in Russia. If Weir were to represent the United States in the Sochi Olympics next year, he could be denied entry or arrested in Russia, since the implementation of the “gay propaganda” laws.
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