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The Out 100!

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This must be such a honor for him!

As we posted, Ricky Martin has landed on the cover of Out Magazine's Out 100 as Entertainer of the Year, alongside the five other honorees, which include:

Johnny Weir, Diva of the Year
Julianne Moore, Artist of the Year
Rachel Maddow, Newsmaker of the Year
Nate Berkus, Stylemaker of the Year

Wonderful! They've all been so instrumental this year, and made such huge breakthroughs on behalf of the LGBT community!

Ricky Martin opened up to the magazine in an absolutely wonderful interview, and says about his appearance at the HRC dinner:

“Something as simple as standing at that dinner and saying, ‘I’m gay,’ creates so may emotions I’ve never felt before. I didn’t do it earlier because of fear, and bottom line it was all in my head. I was seduced by fear and I was sabotaging most of my life—my music, my relationships with my friends, with my family, with everybody. That’s something I need to share because I know that a lot of people are going through what I went through, no matter what their age, and fear cannot control us.”

How inspiring! And so true!

We cannot commend him enough for taking such a giant step - we know how frightening it must have been for him, but his bravery has helped, and will continue to help, so many others!

CLICK HERE to check out the others featured in the Out 100, and check out some of the GORGEOUS photos taken by Jason Schmidt (below)!

Johnny Weir Goes GaGa!

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Throwback! It's actually been a long time since we've heard this one!

Check out the grace and skill of Johnny Weir on the Battle of the Blades last night as he performs to Lady GaGa's Just Dance! (above)

Fierce!

Johnny Weir Retiring?!

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Whaaaat?

Olympic figure skater and all-around fabulous human being Johnny Weir has officially announced his retirement from ice skating — at least for the next year.

His statement reads:

My dearest fans,

I would like to officially announce that I am withdrawing my name from the 2010-2011 competitive season. My decision comes after months of weighing the pros and cons of competing this season, and I have decided that I need a year to explore and reinvent myself as an athlete and artist. There are many projects that I’m currently working on and that I want to devote my time to, including my single, "Dirty Love," my fashion line, "Be Unique," and my quarter-century memoirs to be published with Gallery Books. I’m also working on the second season of my hit reality TV series, and of course skating in shows around the world and producing my own skating spectacular.

I want to thank so many people: My mom, Patti; my coaches, Galina Yakovlevna Zmievskaya, Viktor Vassilievich Petrenko, and Nina Leonidovna Petrenko; my choreographer, David Wilson; my agent, Tara Modlin, and Fireworks Sports Marketing; and my friends, family, and most of all my fans. I skated for my fans this season, and I was able to skate because of them. They gave me inspiration every day in practice and helped in so many ways to get me back to the Olympics for the second time. I am forever in your debt.

The main reason for my decision is to have more time to reinvent my skating. I want to create a new skating image for myself so that when I return to competitive skating, I can perform in a way that is both unique and inspiring. I say all of this in hopes that I will return as a competitor for the 2011-2012 season.

At twenty-six years old, I have been competing at the highest level of the sport since 2000. Training and competing have been my only way of life for the past thirteen years. While it has been a magical journey, I feel that a brief hiatus will be truly beneficial to my skating and my future.

Although I’m taking a break from competitive skating, I still hope to be on the ice as often as possible, training and performing for my many fans around the world. I have even selected music for my next competitive programs and am already dreaming up costumes.

While my eyes are currently focused on many different projects, my brain will never forget about the Sochi Olympics in 2014. It would be a dream for me to compete in an Olympic Games in Russia, and I think one thing my fans know about me is that I don’t give up on a dream easily.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me. I hope to be performing for you very soon. I believe this is the right step for me to make in my career at this time, and I am very proud of everything I have accomplished so far in my life as a figure skater.

Thank you.

-Johnny Weir

Well he may be taking a hiatus from skating, but it sounds like we'll be seeing a LOT more of Johnny Weir with all of those projects he's handling!

Exciting!

[Image via AP Images.]

When Johnny Weir Was 17…

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He was as fierce as he is today!

Amazeballs!

Check out a glimpse of the Johnny Weir centric episode of When I Was 17! (above)

LOLz! Our fave part was when John-John told folks he was 5'10!

Ha! Maybe on skates, if that!

Johnny Should Totally Do This!

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We want Johnny Weir on Dancing With The Stars — and it just might happen!

Johnny reveals:

“I hope [I’m going to do Dancing With the Stars]. I met Karina Smirnoff a few weeks ago and she was like, ‘Johnny, you are the perfect height for me. Let’s dance.’ So…it’s on. I’ve chosen my partner, I’m ready.”

So is Karina up for it? Sounds like it! She adds:

“I’m a big fan of Johnny. His heart, his guts, he’s got balls in every routine and I love that. I think for Dancing With the Stars, you gotta have not only determination, but you gotta have that drama, that deeper side of you, and Johnny has it! I’m rooting for him to be on the next season of Dancing With the Stars.

Us, too! And we think Karina would make a great partner for Johnny.

What do U think?

[Image via FayesVison / WENN.]

The Gays Talk About… Things That Matter!

We sent a camera down to the LOGO Awards in Los Angeles to catch up with your favorite celebs and talk about things that really matter!

Such as????

Rumors that Kristen Stewart is a lezbo, Christina Aguilera and her less than stellar Bionic phase, Katy Perry vs Lady GaGa - and much more!

Check out all the red carpet shenanigans (above), featuring such celebs as Snooki, Kristin Cavallari, Johnny Weir, Niecy Nash, Little Boots, lots of drag queens - and more!!!

LOGO's NewNowNext Awards premiere June 17th on LOGO.