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By PETER SCHMUCK | February 19, 2006
We're a week into the Winter Olympics and I'm starting to think that maybe the sports world has passed me by. Did somebody say halfpipe is now an Olympic event? I had a stoner friend back in college who told me it would come to this, but I didn't believe him. I also had a friend who dressed like Johnny Weir and was equally unashamed to be a little "princessy," but there was a thing back then called etiquette that prevented us - and, I presume, the media - from asking probing questions about his most personal preferences.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas institution that stages anti- LGB  protests across the country, died Thursday, according to multiple reports . Fred Phelps, 84, started the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955. Since its founding, the Church has become known throughout the world for demonstrations and pickets at events including military funerals and political gatherings. Westboro members would stand outside holding posters and signs with spiteful slogans condemning LGBT people, among others.  One oft-repeated refrain, likely the one which became most associated with the church and is used at its web address, was "God Hates Fags.
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By Philip Hersh and Tribune Newspapers | January 18, 2010
The two men who have been in an Olympics, Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir, shared both mixed feelings about their flawed performances Sunday and the hope the best will come a month from now in Vancouver. The man going to his first Winter Games, Jeremy Abbott, might find it hard to top what he did. And he might not need to, for Abbott's free skate was such a tour de force that it not only turned an expected close competition into a rout, but it also was easily good enough to win an Olympic medal - even the gold.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! Let's talk about something truly terrifying: LGBT discrimination in hiring. Maybe not as viscerally scream-inducing as ghouls or witches, I know. But after progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act got halted by a government shutdown and fights over the debt ceiling, BuzzFeed reported Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is likely to start setting up a Monday vote on beginning debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act , also known as ENDA.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
PORTLAND, Ore. - Johnny Weir defended his title with five perfect scores and Timothy Goebel demonstrated a return to competitive form yesterday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Weir wowed the judges, the audience and himself with a four-minute free skate to "Otonal." As he finished and the audience rose to its feet, he covered his face with his hands and kicked the ice. "I was pleased with the way I did business today," said Weir, who trains at the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! Let's talk about something truly terrifying: LGBT discrimination in hiring. Maybe not as viscerally scream-inducing as ghouls or witches, I know. But after progress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act got halted by a government shutdown and fights over the debt ceiling, BuzzFeed reported Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is likely to start setting up a Monday vote on beginning debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act , also known as ENDA.
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By RICK MAESE | February 17, 2006
TURIN, Italy --Ever have one of those days? I mean the really, really bad ones. When you can't nap because of all that noise outside your window. And then when you try to catch a bus, someone went and changed the schedule on you, and the thing never shows up. So you curse, scream and stamp your feet until someone relents and gives you a ride. Of course, by now you're running late, so forget about feeling loose and comfortable. You bail on your quadruple toe loop and abandon five other jumps altogether.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas institution that stages anti- LGB  protests across the country, died Thursday, according to multiple reports . Fred Phelps, 84, started the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955. Since its founding, the Church has become known throughout the world for demonstrations and pickets at events including military funerals and political gatherings. Westboro members would stand outside holding posters and signs with spiteful slogans condemning LGBT people, among others.  One oft-repeated refrain, likely the one which became most associated with the church and is used at its web address, was "God Hates Fags.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | January 13, 2006
ST. LOUIS - Johnny Weir said he had no intention of skating just well enough at the U.S. championships to make the Olympic team. Last night, he showed the form that made him a two-time national champion, posting a personal-best score to take the lead after the short program. "It was lovely, really," Weir said breathlessly, placing his hand over his heart. "You're feeling like the lowest scum in the pond two hours ago, and go to the prettiest flower in the pond. It shows you the best andworst attributes."
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By RICK MAESE | February 14, 2006
TURIN, Italy-- --Michelle Kwan boarded an airplane yesterday morning and returned to Los Angeles. But fret not, you skate heads - the United States' premier ice princess is still here, still ready to compete, still going for gold. Johnny Weir, with his feathers, fishnets and a glove named Camille, competes tonight in the men's short program. Yeah, for the record, I went there. Actually, I didn't. Weir, himself, did. "I am very princessy," he said a few days ago, talking about his high-maintenance travel preferences.
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By Philip Hersh and Tribune Newspapers | January 18, 2010
The two men who have been in an Olympics, Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir, shared both mixed feelings about their flawed performances Sunday and the hope the best will come a month from now in Vancouver. The man going to his first Winter Games, Jeremy Abbott, might find it hard to top what he did. And he might not need to, for Abbott's free skate was such a tour de force that it not only turned an expected close competition into a rout, but it also was easily good enough to win an Olympic medal - even the gold.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | February 19, 2006
We're a week into the Winter Olympics and I'm starting to think that maybe the sports world has passed me by. Did somebody say halfpipe is now an Olympic event? I had a stoner friend back in college who told me it would come to this, but I didn't believe him. I also had a friend who dressed like Johnny Weir and was equally unashamed to be a little "princessy," but there was a thing back then called etiquette that prevented us - and, I presume, the media - from asking probing questions about his most personal preferences.
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By RICK MAESE | February 17, 2006
TURIN, Italy --Ever have one of those days? I mean the really, really bad ones. When you can't nap because of all that noise outside your window. And then when you try to catch a bus, someone went and changed the schedule on you, and the thing never shows up. So you curse, scream and stamp your feet until someone relents and gives you a ride. Of course, by now you're running late, so forget about feeling loose and comfortable. You bail on your quadruple toe loop and abandon five other jumps altogether.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | February 14, 2006
TURIN, Italy-- --Michelle Kwan boarded an airplane yesterday morning and returned to Los Angeles. But fret not, you skate heads - the United States' premier ice princess is still here, still ready to compete, still going for gold. Johnny Weir, with his feathers, fishnets and a glove named Camille, competes tonight in the men's short program. Yeah, for the record, I went there. Actually, I didn't. Weir, himself, did. "I am very princessy," he said a few days ago, talking about his high-maintenance travel preferences.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | January 13, 2006
ST. LOUIS - Johnny Weir said he had no intention of skating just well enough at the U.S. championships to make the Olympic team. Last night, he showed the form that made him a two-time national champion, posting a personal-best score to take the lead after the short program. "It was lovely, really," Weir said breathlessly, placing his hand over his heart. "You're feeling like the lowest scum in the pond two hours ago, and go to the prettiest flower in the pond. It shows you the best andworst attributes."
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
PORTLAND, Ore. - Johnny Weir defended his title with five perfect scores and Timothy Goebel demonstrated a return to competitive form yesterday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Weir wowed the judges, the audience and himself with a four-minute free skate to "Otonal." As he finished and the audience rose to its feet, he covered his face with his hands and kicked the ice. "I was pleased with the way I did business today," said Weir, who trains at the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | August 23, 2007
Figure skater Kimmie Meissner performs in her home state when Kimmie's Angels on Ice stops at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., on Saturday. The skating show -- which also features appearances by Yuka Sato, Johnny Weir, Steven Cousins, Evan Lysacek and more -- benefits the Cool Kids Campaign, which helps children facing cancer. Tickets are $15-$75. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
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