Could the fact this line of thought comes to the forefront of one fs fan's [Ziggy's] mind, mean that it's hanging around somewhere consciously or unconsciously in the minds of others? I'd put money on that. No, it shouldn't matter, but at least two well known skaters (one humorously, the other strategically) have within the past few years made the pronouncement, "I'm not gay." Why, perhaps because the unspoken question (Is he gay or straight?) is always floating around somewhere in the air, in the ice tracings, underneath the Zamboni, in the stands, under the rafters, and in the judges' deliberations. And maybe Johnny Weir's ultimate impact is that his presence in the sport blasted the cover off the antiquated attitudes, strictures, macho pretenses and unwritten rules... Still yet, a long way to go until it truly doesn't matter.