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    Johnny to be honored with Human Rights Award

    The Human Rights Campaign is honoring Johnny Weir with its Visibility Award at the 11th Annual Seattle HRC "AsOne" Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 25, 2010,

    http://www.hrcseattle.org/dinner click on guests and awards on right side of site for more info.

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    Kudos to Johnny! Thanks for the link, judiz.

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    Mazel tov!!!

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    Well HRC just lost my membership renewal.
    3539 and counting.

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    Ooooh, I can't wait to see what kind of an outfit he puts together for this...
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    It will be fur.
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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    Does he get an appearance fee for doing gigs like this one?

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    Good for him!

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    Johnny is known around the globe as the "people's skater,"
    Huh?

    Well, he certainly is visible, I'll give him that....
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    So what has Johnny done?
    Last edited by shine; 09-10-2010 at 08:29 AM.

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    This is so backwards.

    Johnny has spent his entire time in the limelight NOT coming out of the closet. Yes, I think sexual orientation is private and that no one should "announce" pointless stuff like this, but if you are going to give someone a human rights award for being gay (what else could they give it to him for?) then you could at least pick someone who is officially out and who isn't waiting to be out of the spotlight to come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    So what has Johnny done?
    Love Johnny, but I agree. Shouldn't they be rewarding actual activists rather than be kissing asses of celebrities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangerine_dream View Post
    This is so backwards.

    Johnny has spent his entire time in the limelight NOT coming out of the closet. Yes, I think sexual orientation is private and that no one should "announce" pointless stuff like this, but if you are going to give someone a human rights award for being gay (what else could they give it to him for?) then you could at least pick someone who is officially out and who isn't waiting to be out of the spotlight to come out.
    I´m not quite sure, but got the impression that he actually came out in a magazine interview during the summer? There was some controversial skating stuff in that interview and skating fans just seemed to concentrate on discussing those and not his coming out of the closet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    So what has Johnny done?
    It seems like Johnny has put in considerable effort in those AIDS fundraisers.
    Does that count?

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    Congrats Johnny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantALoop View Post
    Love Johnny, but I agree. Shouldn't they be rewarding actual activists rather than be kissing asses of celebrities?
    I think there are plenty of celebrities who are activists...but I don't consider Johnny one of them. Hopefully he doesn't wear fur

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    I think the HRC sometimes give out awards to high-profiled people that they know will bring more publicity to the organizating itself and not necessarily because the recipients deserved it. I remember a few years back when the HRC in D.C. gave the award to Lance Bass and his then boyfriend Reichen (from Amazing Race), and many people just went "Huh?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    I think the HRC sometimes give out awards to high-profiled people that they know will bring more publicity to the organizating itself and not necessarily because the recipients deserved it. I remember a few years back when the HRC in D.C. gave the award to Lance Bass and his then boyfriend Reichen (from Amazing Race), and many people just went "Huh?"

    Really sad that the true activists don't get recognition. It goes to the Pop cultrure fame whores.

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