Saturday, February 27, 2010
Johnny Weir and the Homophobes
When I look at this great picture of two of our hockey champions celebrating after their golden victory.
And read what some are saying about them.
"I don't think it's a good promotion of sport values," Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympics, told the Associated Press. "If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing, but not in public. We will investigate what happened."
You know naughty naughty. Or how unlady like.
I can't help thinking of Johnny Weir.
No not that Johnny, the three-time national figure skating champion of the United States.
And what they said about him.
How the homophobia welled up so easily out of the sewer of bigotry.
And how much I liked Johnny's reply.
I hope that more children have the same opportunities as me, with the same parents as me, that let me be an individual, who gave me freedom, and taught me to believe in myself before anyone else would believe in me.
Because although I'm a pretty conservative gay guy who doesn't know anything about fashion, and wouldn't wear a furry thing around my neck in case it bit me.
I believe in a world where girls can be butch and boys can be flamboyant.
It's so much more interesting eh?
So all I can say is our women's hockey team rocks. Johnny is Johnny.
And homophobia really SUCKS...