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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 – )

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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 – )

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Blake Skjellerup (1985 – )

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