Fishbowl thinks that the New York Times is "skating around" the obvious sexuality issue when writing about Johnny Weir, the costume-designing, swan-emulating figure skater (sparkle explosion, just now), in its piece about his rivalry with fellow skater Evan Lysacek (also gay, just not so much so). The bush is beaten around a little bit, yes, with winking mentions of his extensive fur coat collection, "princessy" demeanor, and elaborate ideal of himself as an artist versus a competitor. But the piece does seem to arrive at a more explicit place toward the end, with the word "gay" actually mentioned (twice!) before Weir's wonderful and valid choice to keep mum about the whole thing is reiterated.