Friday, August 23, 2013


Johnny in one of his traditional warmup jackets 
emblazoned with the word “Russia.” 
As a well-known openly gay man whose marriage 
to Victor was front-page news in Russia, 
he is, in the eyes of Russian law, 
literally “homosexual propaganda.” 

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
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Full series below.

Friday, August 9, 2013

"We Are Our Own Greatest Weapons"

The power of the human spirit 
will prevail against all odds.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly. 
The final set in this series is posted below.

UPDATE: New video from CBS News:
An excellent interview, with bonus skating footage 
from the Ice House and interviews with 
his skating partners there. Johnny's powerful quote: 
“If it takes me getting arrested 
for people to pay attention, and for people to lobby 
against this law, then I’m willing to take it.” 
CBS video link.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Skaterpalooza II: Birthday Boogaloo

Irrepressible Johnny at rehearsal—
just exactly perfect for today.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

UPDATE: More media appearances by Johnny regarding the ongoing anti-LGBT crisis in Russia, which he termed a “tragedy” in his ABC News interview:

*Article and audio on BBC News

*Article and brief audio message to his Russian fans on Svoboda (article is in Russian)

Джонни Вейр обращается к российским поклонникам

Johnny says: “All my fans, I’m always with you. I wish you a lot of strength now, a lot of success and love. Tomorrow will be better than today.” Thank you to Tatiana Edrenkina for the translation!