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Ice cracks beneath Weir's critics

Is an Olympic figure skater any less of a man? Of course not

Updated: February 25, 2010, 6:29 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

Evan Lysacek had barely gotten the gold medal for men's figure skating around his neck before my inbox was filled by readers asking me if I thought Johnny Weir didn't win a medal because he's gay.

A week later, that drum is still being beaten.

Now, despite what one might think, men's figure skating is not full of gay men, according to Rudy Galindo, who came out in 1995 and won the U.S. championship the following year. But we all know perception is reality, which ...

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