Out gay figure skater Johny Weir recently spoke with CBS News about the Sochi Games and Russia’s anti-gay laws, re-iterating his intention to attend the Sochi Games: “Would the Olympics be in Saudi Arabia, in Palestine, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Mars, I would go because that’s what I’m trained to do and that’s what I’ve devoted my life to.”
Weir also commented on the prospect of getting arrested due to Russia’s strict yet vague anti-gay laws:
“Like anyone I’m afraid of being arrested but also I’m not afraid of being arrested… If it takes me getting arrested for people to pay attention and for people to lobby against this law then I’m willing to take it.”
Earlier today columnist and activist Andrew Sullivan espoused the necessity of gay civil disobediance at the 2014 Olympic games, urging people to disobey Putin’s regime, get arrested and showcase the Russian government’s true colors.
Watch Weir’s full interview AFTER THE JUMP…