Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.
Since figure skating is arguably the gayest sport and certainly the most graceful out there, the fact that these men simply exist is a protest in and of itself. They say gay athletes are not visible in Sochi. Scroll down to see photos of some of the gayest moments and costumes in male figure skating.
Previous Entry Next Entry. Brian Joubert is our guest, everyone can recognize him, everyone knows his performances, his difficulties and his moments of glory and also his attachment to Poitiers, because is a Poitevin himself. In this show we will try to get to know him better, a very talented person with rare qualities, that didn't want to leave the figure skating rink for anything else, our World Champion, who aims to finish his figure skater career on a high note, career without which he wouldn't have known so much happiness.
He is the Olympic championthe and World Championand the — U. National Champion. He turned professional following the season. He returned to competition in and competed at the Winter Olympicswhere he placed sixth.
All rights reserved. Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from our online archives.
In total, he is a six-time World medalist, a ten-time European medalist, and competed in four Winter Olympics for France. He has two older sisters, Sarah and Alexandra. He suffered a life-threatening illness at the age of 11 months, which led to the removal of one kidney.
This article is from the archive of our partner. Johnny Weir, the straitlaced, run-of-the-mill figure skater who gave technically proficient but stylistically simple performances throughout his long career, is retiring from the sport. Just kidding!
The other weighs an avian pounds, favors sequined swan outfits and coyly brushes off patter about his sexuality. One skates with precision and adrenalized power, wants figure skating in the X Games and wears several days of stubble during competitions. One is accused of being robotic and rehearsed.
Sanguinity and Jen B. Quoting from The Sport JournalJen writes:. While figure skating is rumored to have the highest proportion of homosexual men of any amateur competitive sport, it is ironically a sport in which men must exhibit the most blatantly heterosexual signs to be successful and to receive commercial endorsements… at the World Championships in Vancouver when a well-known male Canadian skater was contacted by a gay magazine about the possibility of doing a feature story on him, he was told by Skate Canada that he must decline the request. Cf on the same topic, in french, this story about french skater Brian Joubert fighting against gay imagery in his sport :.