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    Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law

    Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...2463913.column
    "I can't stay quiet," Olympic hopeful figure skater says of decision to speak out
    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Kudos to her!!

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    Good for her!

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    Loud in the united states quiet in Russia

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    I always thought there was a latent Gay Icon lurking in Ashley Wagner.
    Last edited by FunnyBut; 09-30-2013 at 10:18 PM. Reason: added another cheer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    Loud in the united states quiet in Russia
    Quiet in Russia? The people brutally beaten for having their pride parade is hardly what I would call "quiet". Quiet for us since we are not IN Russia itself.. I'm shocked you didn't include a "!" after every sentence too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyBut View Post
    I always thought there was a latent Gay Icon lurking in Ashley Wagner.
    Her brother is gay, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurodance2001 View Post
    Quiet in Russia? The people brutally beaten for having their pride parade is hardly what I would call "quiet". Quiet for us since we are not IN Russia itself.. I'm shocked you didn't include a "!" after every sentence too..
    Talking about what wagners policy is!

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    Ashley Wagner the gay icon! Yup... i can totally see it Well done Ashley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    Talking about what wagners policy is!
    Ah, ok.. Fair enough.. Thanks for clarifying the point..

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    Brava Ashley.

    I fear the USFSA will now drop her like a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    Loud in the united states quiet in Russia
    I can't blame her for that. When she is in Russia she is there 'working', she should only be focusing on skating (besides, the Olympics forbids political statements, she could get sent back home without competing!). That she said anything is huge in such a political sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fan View Post
    Brava Ashley.

    I fear the USFSA will now drop her like a rock.
    Not a chance. She and Gold punched their tickets to Turin the moment they returned 3 spots to the U.S women. The USFSA knows that Gold and Wagner are their only two slim hopes for a medal in the ladies event in Sochi, and only certainties of a respectable result, only skaters at this point they could market and overhype their chances to the U.S public in the lead up to the Games that the public would even recognize.

    That said great for Ashley for standing up for an issue she believes in, especialy with such a pressure packed season approaching.

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    Brava, Ashley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fan View Post
    Brava Ashley.

    I fear the USFSA will now drop her like a rock.
    If they do, it will only prove that the accusations of anti-gay bigotry are correct, IMO

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    Thank you, Ashley!
    Congratulations 2014 World Ice Dance Champions Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte!!!

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    Good for Ashley, too bad none of the other skaters aren't as brave.

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    Way to go Ashley!!! Love that lady.
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