Friday, June 28, 2013

Love Wins

Johnny performs Born This Way 
at Artistry on Ice in Shanghai. 
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo
Please do click twice for larger view to fully 
appreciate the everything in this photo. 

What an amazing way to bring Pride Month to a close.

As noted on the update to Monday’s blog, the US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, June 26, that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional! This means that the federal government must now recognize the marriages of those LGBT couples whose states recognize their marriages. In addition, the ruling now grants thousands of federal benefits to those same couples that were previously denied them.

In addition, the ruling gives hope to married LGBT bi-national couples, who previously could not obtain green cards for foreign partners because the federal government did not recognize them as “spouses.”

The Court also ruled on California’s Proposition 8, which sought to overturn marriage equality in that state. The Court dismissed the case, deciding that the proponents of Prop. 8 (those who wanted to ban marriage equality) had no standing to bring the matter to court. This leaves the lower-court ruling in place, which clears the way for LGBT couples to once again marry legally in California.

While we don’t yet have marriage equality in all 50 states, these two rulings are a giant leap forward in paving the way. More on the historic decisions here and here.

Johnny’s tweet was included in a number of celebrity 
Twitter-reaction roundups on the Supreme Court decisions, 

Shorter Supreme Court:

And so today we’re celebrating the best way we know how here on the blog: with endless amounts of exclusive new picspam!

We begin with more gorgeous photos from the show in Shanghai: Johnny performing Born This Way. #pride #equality #loveislove

And it just gets better from there....

As always, please click any photo twice for full-size image. Some of these are breathtakingly huge.

All photos exclusive from the lovely and generous Joveta Leo and Maria Ma, as noted on the watermarks.

Please be sure to check out Johnny’s latest blog 
for Team USA, just posted this morning! 
A great read about his Artistry on Ice experience. 
With photos from Weibo, including two of Joveta’s!

Born This Way.

Army of Me.

Born This Way.

Closing Number: You Are My Flower.
In which everyone wishes they were Nathalie Péchalat.

Bonus Beijing: At the on-ice post-show party 
celebrating the end of the amazing AOI tour.

Earlier, in Shanghai...
Johnny and Stéphane at rehearsal.

More Shanghai.
Bonus rehearsal pics.

Bonus video!! Brief clip of Johnny during 
the closing number, “You Are My Flower,” in Taipei.  
Guaranteed smiles. 
Exclusive video thanks to Joveta Leo! 
Video link.

And ICYMI: Johnny’s Instagram video of 
“The Johnny Slide,” from his perspective: 
“Ice skating practice. ‘Come slide with me...’ 
#SwanLake @ Ice House Skate Rink” 
So wonderful. Can’t stop watching! 
Video link.

Very special thanks with much love
to Joveta Leo and Maria Ma 
for the exclusive photos!!

Must-see video if you haven’t seen it yet! 
Or even if you have, worth watching again: 
Official Artistry on Ice promo piece 
about Johnny. Love. 
Video links: YouTube, or HD version on Youku.

ICYMI: “Rolling Ball of Sparkle.” 
Photos and transcript of the 
Johnny + Stéphane moments from 
the legendary Shanghai press conference,
including their pair skating plans...

Sun Valley tickets are on sale! 
Johnny is scheduled to perform again this year 
in Sun Valley’s gorgeous outdoor summer ice shows. 
More info and tickets here!

Fantasy on Ice is next week!! 
Plus Victor’s first visit to Japan 
AND the husbands’ birthdays! 
For show info and tickets, 
please visit the AI Official website.

Johnny and Victor were named to Us Weekly’s list 
of Gay Power Couples! Check out the photo gallery here
Screencap tweeted by Victor.

The Refinery29 photo shoot featured on the blog 
last month is here! Please go read it now! 
Johnny is part of Refinery29’s “Month of Style Stars” for June, 
and the second photo from the interview (above) IS. A. GIF.  
(Refresh the page to restart the gif. So fabulous!)

ICYMI: “Vision,” featuring two gorgeous 
new exclusive pics plus thoughts on 
the Grand Prix announcement from the ISU...

Happy Pride Month! 
Johnny as the LA Pride Parade Grand Marshal, June 2011. 
Relive the glory (and the hair) here!

Please continue to tweet @Nike 
in a non-irritating way and tell them 
you’d love for them to sponsor Johnny! 
If you’re not on Twitter, you may write to them 
at Nike World Headquarters, One Bowerman Drive, 
Beaverton, OR 97005. More info here! #JustDoIt

To see up-close how battered and worn his skates are 
from thousands of training hours—particularly the left skate, 
because Johnny is a rare clockwise jumper and spinner—
please click here. Photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

Special offer for Johnny’s fans from TWELV Magazine
Get his fabulous limited-edition cover issue of TWELV—
no longer available on newsstands—for 50% off! 
If you’d like to grab one, please email Kevin 
at, and he’ll explain 
how to order and pay for your copy. 
Do it now—there are only a few left!

updated calendars, in case you missed out on buying yours 
in January! The new 12-month version runs from 
July 2013 to June 2014, while the 18-month version takes you 
from July 2013 all the way to December 2014.

A number of Johnny’s auction items have been relisted
which means if you missed out the first time around, 
you’re in luck: It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures you could take home!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny’s Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2013 Nationals 
and what lies ahead for next season. 
Please go read it now!

Please alert absolutely everyone you’ve ever met 
to “like” and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
and the update on his website!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka 
to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you’re watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

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!

copyright 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

So happy and relieved for my friends and acquaintances who are LGBT. Hope this ruling will energize the folks in more states to get their states to accept same-sex marriages.

But only the states that approve of gay marriage get full rights for the LGBT. So please, New Jersey residents, vote for Barbara Buono, who is pro marriage equality, for governor.

Bubblebabe3000 said...

So glad LOVE won !!!! Best wishes to all our LBGT brothers and sisters!...and to Johnny and Victor, of course!

Maggie Strasser said...

Nothing makes me so happy as seeing the wedding ring on Johnny's finger as he skates ♥