Bil Browning

Johnny Weir isn't ashamed of his sexuality

Filed By Bil Browning | August 18, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: bisexuality, coming out of the closet, Johnny Weir, sexuality, skating great

"I'm completely self-sufficient. I don't need anyone for anything. I can have sex with myself, I can love myself, I can do all those things myself. The importance that people place on me not having another half even if it's just for sex, it's irrelevant to me. It's very old-school. When you put people in boxes, you take away a lot of who that person is. How many gay men do we know who are completely straight-acting, who don't even seem gay but they get classified in the same box as somebody who's a drag queen? It's void. It's not real... My whole stance is that I just want people to react to who I am, I don't want people to react to what I am... My sexuality is not something I'm ashamed of. It's not something I'm not sure of, it's just that I have a very specific opinion of what sexuality is. For me, sexuality is sex. You can be heterosexual or homosexual with sex but be completely opposite with the relationship aspect of it. The two can go hand in hand, but they don't have to. So, while someone can enjoy having sex with women, they could be totally happy marrying one of their bros."

-- Skating great Johnny Weir speaking about his sexuality to New York Magazine


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Sexuality SHOULD be a non-issue, unless and until you want to have sex with someone. Thank you for a rare enlightened view.