Whenever I walk by the closet door, I peek in to wink at Queen Latifah, throw a “hey, girl” at Taylor Lautner and sometimes I squint while trying to figure out who the fat, balding Eastern European grandmother is until I realize it’s just John Travolta without his hair on. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen Brian Boitano in there. He must’ve been in the closet kitchen making lunch for them all, because apparently he was in there and just twirled out today. Brian Boitano is part of Team Shade To Russia (aka a team of 10 American athletes appointed by Obama) who will represent America’s LGBT at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Brian released a statement after Obama appointed his ass:
“I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am, It is my desire to be defined by my achievements and my contributions. While I am proud to play a public role in representing the American Olympic Delegation as a former Olympic athlete, I have always reserved my private life for my family and friends and will continue to do so.
First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance. As an athlete, I hope we can remain focused on the Olympic spirit which celebrates achievement in sport by peoples of all nations.”
So far today, Brian Boitano came out and New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that everybody can get married in their state! I hope that the gay news trifecta is completed when Variety announces that Gina Gershon and Elizabeth Berkley signed on for a reboot of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? called Whatever Happened To Baby Cristal?
And now let’s celebrate with a song that won’t leave your head until Sunday.