divaprincesslu:

ROAR PLUSHY ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!

Skating and crying. I missed the live team event but omg I’m soooo happy, tears of joy. I’m proud and honor to be his fan since 1999. 

No words…he is 31 years old (like 90 years in figure skating years) and still on the top…-_- to the judge that give him 4.5 on transition, I mean I know is not his best but come on 4.5 is a fucking joke.

Plushenko is a legend.

Everything that is holding back figure skating in one paragraph: 

"Everybody knows what the judges are expecting," explains Goebel. "Classical, conservative music. Nothing edgy. Nothing new. The same types of choreography and the same program set-up… If you go to [the World Championships] with some crazy outfit and music, it probably won’t be well-received."


newsweek:

The Frozen Closet | Timeline: LGBT Moments in Figure Skating
"Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them," he adds. "I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant."
"I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? So you’re gay?’"
At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Fla. Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes. Once, a girlfriend, a fellow skater, dumped him because her friends teased her about dating a male figure skater. Hockey players called him “fag,” “gay,” “homo” and “queer.”
"I’d be holding my skating partner’s hand [while practicing on the ice], and I’d want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players. "I thought, You’re playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw. You try to look like you’re Goliath." MORE | Timeline
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Everything that is holding back figure skating in one paragraph: 

"Everybody knows what the judges are expecting," explains Goebel. "Classical, conservative music. Nothing edgy. Nothing new. The same types of choreography and the same program set-up… If you go to [the World Championships] with some crazy outfit and music, it probably won’t be well-received."


newsweek:

The Frozen Closet | Timeline: LGBT Moments in Figure Skating
"Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them," he adds. "I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant."
"I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? So you’re gay?’"
At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Fla. Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes. Once, a girlfriend, a fellow skater, dumped him because her friends teased her about dating a male figure skater. Hockey players called him “fag,” “gay,” “homo” and “queer.”
"I’d be holding my skating partner’s hand [while practicing on the ice], and I’d want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players. "I thought, You’re playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw. You try to look like you’re Goliath." MORE | Timeline
ZoomInfo
Everything that is holding back figure skating in one paragraph: 

"Everybody knows what the judges are expecting," explains Goebel. "Classical, conservative music. Nothing edgy. Nothing new. The same types of choreography and the same program set-up… If you go to [the World Championships] with some crazy outfit and music, it probably won’t be well-received."


newsweek:

The Frozen Closet | Timeline: LGBT Moments in Figure Skating
"Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them," he adds. "I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant."
"I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? So you’re gay?’"
At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Fla. Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes. Once, a girlfriend, a fellow skater, dumped him because her friends teased her about dating a male figure skater. Hockey players called him “fag,” “gay,” “homo” and “queer.”
"I’d be holding my skating partner’s hand [while practicing on the ice], and I’d want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players. "I thought, You’re playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw. You try to look like you’re Goliath." MORE | Timeline
ZoomInfo
Everything that is holding back figure skating in one paragraph: 

"Everybody knows what the judges are expecting," explains Goebel. "Classical, conservative music. Nothing edgy. Nothing new. The same types of choreography and the same program set-up… If you go to [the World Championships] with some crazy outfit and music, it probably won’t be well-received."


newsweek:

The Frozen Closet | Timeline: LGBT Moments in Figure Skating
"Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them," he adds. "I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant."
"I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? So you’re gay?’"
At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Fla. Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes. Once, a girlfriend, a fellow skater, dumped him because her friends teased her about dating a male figure skater. Hockey players called him “fag,” “gay,” “homo” and “queer.”
"I’d be holding my skating partner’s hand [while practicing on the ice], and I’d want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players. "I thought, You’re playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw. You try to look like you’re Goliath." MORE | Timeline
ZoomInfo

Everything that is holding back figure skating in one paragraph: 

"Everybody knows what the judges are expecting," explains Goebel. "Classical, conservative music. Nothing edgy. Nothing new. The same types of choreography and the same program set-up… If you go to [the World Championships] with some crazy outfit and music, it probably won’t be well-received."

newsweek:

The Frozen Closet | Timeline: LGBT Moments in Figure Skating

"Growing up straight in a dominantly homophobic and homosexual sport was hard for me and for them," he adds. "I remember my family defending my sexuality before I even understood what sexuality meant."

"I remember being constantly asked, ‘Oh, you’re a figure skater now? So you’re gay?’"

At 12, Larcom went to live and train as a pairs skater in Tampa, Fla. Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes. Once, a girlfriend, a fellow skater, dumped him because her friends teased her about dating a male figure skater. Hockey players called him “fag,” “gay,” “homo” and “queer.”

"I’d be holding my skating partner’s hand [while practicing on the ice], and I’d want to go faster and stronger to prove I could beat them," Larcom says about the hockey players. "I thought, You’re playing with sticks, but I have this girl who I can lift and throw. You try to look like you’re Goliath." MORE | Timeline