Thursday, December 15, 2011

And A Whole New Audience Meets the Incredibly Quotable Johnny Weir...

The panel for last night's CNN Dialogues in Atlanta. 
Left to right: LZ Granderson, ESPN columnist 
and CNN contributor; Donna Rose, transgender activist; 
Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN anchor for "Issues"; 
Robin Brand, deputy executive director 
at the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund; and Johnny.
Photo from

So once again he may have stolen the show.

Among those live-tweeting CNN Dialogues' latest event--a discussion of the question: "Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Has More Openness Led to More Acceptance?"--the one topic that seemed to garner the most attention on Twitter was: stuff Johnny said. And he gained at least one new fan: the rep for Prune Juice Media who was covering the forum (see below).

Here's a recap of the night in pictures and selected tweets:

Johnny grants an interview 
before the forum begins 
(video of the interview is farther down the page!). 
Photo tweeted by @CNNDialogues.

Photo tweeted by @doriaroberts.

Another angle. 
Photo tweeted by @DavidMagAtlanta.

I love this.



(I think that's supposed to read, 
"...has a very supportive family.")

Mara Davis of 929 DaveFM with Johnny. 
Mara tweeted the photo with this caption: 
"it was so great meeting u! 
Loved our bathroom interview will post tomorrow." 
Mara recently did a wonderful radio interview 
with Johnny in November--if you haven't 
listened to it yet, go now!

Bonus video!! The interview that 
CNN Dialogues twitpic'd above!

Bonus pic!! Courtesy of my fabulous friend 
Jana Colgin, who attended the event: 
Johnny autographing Jana's skate. :)

More bonus pics from Russia, 
courtesy of the amazing Arthur Lookyanov
This one is titled "Touching the Stars," 
and captioned: "Johnny Weir greets audience 
at final of Ice Show "Lights of Big City" 
by Ilia Averbuh in Moscow on December 09-11 
in Luzhniki Ice Palace."

"Dancing in the Rain."
Arthur explains: "Because of the water drops 
were highlighted by powerful light beams 
from both sides of the rink, they sparkling here 
like a snow.. or wet snow.. 
Also.. it is a bit long exposure time due difficult 
lightening conditions, so that is why you can see tracks 
of falling water drops that gives 
just different impressions :)". 
See  Arthur's photo album here.

to vote for Johnny as 
"Must-Follow Athlete on Social Media" 
in the 5th Annual Mashable Awards!!

IT'S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. Mashable gets more than 50 million page views per month, and has been named by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 blogs on the Internet. 

He's up against some stiff competition from Yuna Kim and John Cena, among others, but hey--we're really good at voting, and since he tweeted about it and is promo'ing it on his website,  let's make it happen!

He's also in some amazing company: As Megan Gusinski pointed out, finalists in other categories include The Trevor Project, NOH8, GLAAD, and Ellen Degeneres, so you might want to do some additional voting while you're on Mashable's site.

Voting ends on Friday, December 16, and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 19. Just click the graphic above or at the top righthand side of the blog to be taken directly to the voting page for Johnny. 

You can vote once per day per Twitter and Facebook account. Please VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

"Chanelf" art
created by Lizzy Pine.
It's not too late to participate in Show Johnny Weir the Love's holiday gift project! We have a sparkly surprise planned for Johnny (but no spoilers here!), and just $5 gets your name on the card that will accompany the gift. 

The deadline-ish for contributions is this Friday, December 16. If you'd like to join in, please visit the SJWTL Facebook page for details!

"Order your copy of the 2011 Benefit Gala DVD, 
including performances by Ice Theatre of New York 
and honoree, Johnny Weir. 
Also for sale, the 2011 Benefit Gala and Benefit Journal, 
signed by Johnny Weir. 
Limited copies available. Get yours now!" 

Just 9 days until Holiday Dreams On Ice!! 
More info on the Holiday Dreams On Ice website!

"Like" HDOI on Facebook
and use promo code "philadelphia" 
for 50% off your general admission ticket!!

Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is selling out fast! 
Don't miss your chance to sparkle--
visit a MAC retailer or order online ASAP! 

New Q and A! Go read it now!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

Bonus video via The Advocate, from their post titled:
"Possibly the Most Beautiful Ad for Marriage Equality We've Seen." 
The video was produced by an equality group in Australia, 
where nearly two-thirds of voters favor legalizing
gay marriage, according to The Advocate
but prime minister Julia Gillard remains firmly opposed. 
I agree with The Advocate
This is one of the most eloquent illustrations I've seen 
of this simple concept: Love is love.

copyright 2011 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

Johnny's wit has no peer in the ice skating world. You'd need to venture into the world of professional comedians or journalists/broadcasters to find folks who can keep up with him in the quotation department. We fans showed up for the competitions and return for his skating but stay seated in between for the quotes.

Normally I find fashion about as interesting as bird watching (only appreciate intellectually and from a distance and mostly from a sociological/art history/economics point of view). But Johnny is a rara avis (a rare bird) whose plumage reflects his soul.

I believe that if a society unleashes the creativity of its entire population (by doing away with unnecessary repression of folks such as LGBT), as the ancient Athenians did, that all of that society will make much more progress together. My mantra: Make art, music, theater and tourism, not war. Conflict is rooted in a lack of empathy and imagination.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

yay to Johnny for participating in this event and speaking about his experiences.

and oh my! meeting his future in-laws for the first time? good luck, Johnny! although i'm sure you don't need it - they're gonna love you!