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PHOTOS: Blades Of Glory — 12 Openly Gay Skaters

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Yesterday, Olympic figure skater and perennial open-ended question Brian Boitano acknowledged that he was a gay after decades of wearing epaulets as a fashion statement on the ice. It seems like skating, more than any other sport — with the possible exception of swimming — draws the gays like a siren’s call, as Boitano is only the latest in a long, triple axeling line of openly gay figure and speed skaters.

Strap on your toe picks ’cause we’re Salchowing to our heart’s delight with these 12 openly gay skaters.

Ronnie Robertson (1937 – 2000)

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Toller Cranston (1949 – )

Toller Cranston

John Curry (1949 – 1994)

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Ondrej Nepela (1951 – 1989)

Ondrej Nepela

Robert McCall (1958 – 1991)

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Brian Pockar (1959 – 1992)

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Brian Orser (1961 – )

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Brian Boitano (1963 – )

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Rudy Galindo (1969 – )

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Jeffrey Buttle (1982 – )

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Johnny Weir (1984 – )

Johnny Weir

Blake Skjellerup (1985 – )

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  • 15 Comments
    • frenchjr25

      I love the photos but I wish you could have included a short biography of each person.

      Dec 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patrick K

      What about Randy Gardner?

      Dec 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam

      @ Patrick K: I didn’t know Randy G. was out (to the media)…a great pairs skater! I do know the media is still waiting for an injured 2010 gold medalist to be outed.

      Dec 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      Queerty again finds a way to leave Tom Daley out of a post.

      Dec 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Partybird

      What about Brad Patton?

      Dec 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky

      @Spike: Honestly… just by your effort and sustainability… I think I love you LOL.

      Seriously though, which would you rather have, Tom Daley or Dustin Zito? I’m personally thankful we’ve moved on from the Zit… even at the expense of daily Daley over-saturation.

      Dec 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • elbertdijkgraaf

      Only figure skaters with the exception of one speed skater. Yeah terrific list!

      Dec 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Large Marge

      I am in love with Ondrej Nepela!

      Dec 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming

      Did half of these guys really die prematurely, or were those the dates they were active?

      Dec 21, 2013 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WhyteRabbit

      @Patrick K: YEAH! what he said. Tai Babilonia’s partner came out in 2006.

      Dec 21, 2013 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WhyteRabbit

      @yaoming: curry, nepela, mccall, pockar… all lost to AIDS when it was at its terrifying height.

      Dec 21, 2013 at 12:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman

      @Spike: At least it’s not “Davey Wavey”. Count your blessings.

      Dec 21, 2013 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      @ncman: For the love of gawd, not Davey Wavey. And Tom Daley would agree!

      Dec 21, 2013 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer

      eh! i don’t watch sports
      http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/12/ho-ho-hold-up-minute.html

      Dec 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rosanne J. Gunter

      as Gladys responded I am taken by surprise that a person can earn $5949 in 1 month on the computer. you could check here… http://bit.do/fEKa

      Dec 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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