Johnny Weir‘s memoir is going to be debuting soon and it’s called Welcome to My World, and People magazine is getting some excerpts, with the big news (or unshocking news really) that Johnny finally comes out as gay, saying, “With people killing themselves and being scared into the closet, I hope that even just one person can gain strength from my story.”
In the magazine article, Weir also discusses the pressure he felt from gay websites who “couldn’t figure out why I was such a jerk that I wouldn’t talk it [being gay]. A lot of the gays got downright angry about my silence. But pressure is the last thing that would make me want to ‘join’ a community.”
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“I’m not ashamed to be me. More than anyone else I know, I love my life and accept myself. What’s wrong with being unique? I am proud of everything that I am and will become,” he said.
And in the magazine, he also says that, “In a sexual way, I’m gay. But I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me. I don’t think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together.”