Do Your Thing in MTL: Figure Skater Johnny Weir Slices Some Ice in Montreal

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by .


For the third Do Your Thing in MTL video, Johnny Weir-Voronov did what he does best. In sparkly spandex couture, he hit the ice hard and proved that he is more than just a decorated world-class figure skater slash LGBT activist with a pretty face… He’s a small town gay boy who followed his dreams!

Sneaking solo into the Atrium Le 1000 in Montreal, Johnny Weir laces up, strips down, and glides on. It’s just him and the ice. He doesn’t need the crowds, flashing light bulbs, and screaming coaches of the Olympic games to exhibit his raw talent. With nobody watching, his focus is still sharp. You can see on his face that the joy of skating is something found in his DNA. Much like the being gay thing. In a costume so tight, you have to be pretty comfortable in your own skin. And Johnny Weir wears his beautifully.

Watch Johnny Weir’s interview where he talks about chasing dreams, the “gaybourhood” of Montreal, and even speaks some sexy French! We invited Johnny Weir to do his thing here, because our community believes that we should be able to be ourselves no matter where we go or skate. We love that Montreal is a place where you can come and just do your thing, no matter if that “thing” is some same sex loving, or midnight Poutine eating. Seriously. Nobody will judge you. Not even for the midnight poutine.

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Keep up to date on the upcoming Do Your Thing in MTL guests by following QueerMTL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. So far we’ve had Jonny “Gay Pimp” McGovern give us a French Kiss, and up and coming comedian DeAnne Smith strum us a Mile End Love Song. Up next, transgender model Carmen Carrera and drag queen legend Mado Lamotte!

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