Tuesday, June 14, 2011

From Johnny Weir, A Note To His Fans

Update June 15th:

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Early on June 14th Johnny Weir posted this note to his fans on his official website:

Johnny Weir: A Note to My Fans

To my fans,

I want to formally announce that I will not compete in the upcoming season. I have dreamt of returning to competition for the upcoming season, but due to many obligations in my professional life, I will not be able to devote enough time to my training and my representation of the United States in international competition.

I realize that a huge percentage of my fan base is awaiting my return to the competitive ice and I beg your pardon for not fulfilling your wishes this year. I do not want any of my fans to lose hope as I am still on the ice, still training hard whenever my schedule permits. I still have a very competitive attitude, and after one more year off the competitive ice, I hope to return, and my team and I are already taking a very rigid approach to my schedule in 2012 so that I will have proper time to train for the figure skating high season.

I have had many big successes in my professional life since my performance at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and I continue to strive for perfection in every aspect of my public life. I wake up every day and go to sleep every night hoping that I’ve made my fans around the world proud with whatever I am doing, whether it’s a skating show, a public appearance, or a new episode of my TV show. I would be nothing without my thousands of fans around the world, and I hope I can continue to make you proud. I will be back on the ice, competing for you, very soon.

In the meantime, my fans can look forward to my collaborations with MAC cosmetics and eDressMe.com; “Spectacular,” an ice concert I am creating for this fall; a new season of my hit reality show, Be Good Johnny Weir, on Logo; and of course skating around the world in exhibition performances.

I’d like to thank my many fans across the globe for your continued support and faith in me. No matter what, my eyes are still firmly fixed on Sochi and the 2014 Olympic Games.

Thank you.

Johnny G. Weir


I am looking forward to all the things Johnny has mentioned! It must have been a difficult, even agonizing decision for him to make to take another year off from competition. But he has to do what is best for him, and right now he has to take the opportunities that are coming his way. He may never have another chance to do so! I support him in whatever he chooses to do; it is his life!

Go Johnny go!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Johnny Weir at L.A. Pride Parade PicSpam

June 14, 2011 Update:

More than a hundred photos on Facebook, posted by LA PRIDE / Christopher Street West

June 13, 2011 Update:

Read my friend Misfit Mimes' Blog with pictures, video and wrap up: Happy Pride!

Article: Exclusive: Grand Marshal Johnny Weir Snaps At Anti-Gay Protestors At Parade


Johnny Weir appeared as Grand Marshal of the L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday June 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.  Here are some pictures of Johnny and his appearance at the parade!  The parade was also carried live on West Hollywood Channel 10 and also via webcast.

@EricAltSalons twitpic of he, Johnny and Tara dressed for the parade
Johnny and Tara on the way to L.A. Pride posted by Tara Modlin
On the float Twitpic posted by Masayobenoist
Johnny Weir, Grand Marshal of the LA Gay Pride Parade Twitpic by GayWeHo
Eric Altomare and Johnny on the float from YahooNews
@EricAltSalons twitpic of Tara on Johnny's float
@EricAltSalons twitpic of himself on Johnny's float
@EricAltSalons twitpic of Johnny's 'Victory Sign' dance
@tmodlin yfrog close up of Johnny
@JohnnyGWeir's yfrog view from his float
@tmodlin's yfrog view from the float
Grand Marshal Johnny Weir & Margaret Cho by Amanduh on Instagr.am
@tmodlin yfrog of Johnny, herself and 'Dirty Love'
Johnny wows the crowd
L.A. Pride Guide Magazine cover


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Johnny Weir talks Gay Pride in Los Angeles

Updated June 12, 2011 with two links and two photos!  Also, this information is a bit late (it is also available in the included links to the LA Pride Website and parade), but the parade can be watched live in two places: via West Hollywood Channel Ten or via the live webcast at this link!

Twitpic provided by Eric Altomare of he, Johnny and Tara Modlin's parade outfits:


Johnny Weir has attached his name to a Gay Pride celebration for the first time.  L.A. Pride 2011 is actually a three day event beginning Friday June 10th and continuing through Saturday and Sunday with a two day festival and parade.  Sunday June 12th Johnny will ride a float down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood as Grand Marshal of Christopher Street West's 41st annual Pride parade.

Johnny Weir on being honored in Sunday's pride parade (Article includes the video below)
Johnny Weir talks gay pride parade (Video)

Saturday June 11 tweet from Johnny Weir:
Purple Party Event Friday June 10, 2011

 Festival Main Stage Saturday June 11, 2011

L.A. Pride Official Website

Photo Gallery: LA PRIDE 2011 Opening Night Purple Party

Johnny Weir: The Grandest Marshal of Them All

Pride, Music, Fun and Madame Tussauds

400,000 people expected at LA Pride parade on Sunday in West Hollywood

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