Johnny Weir to Receive DVLF National HERO Award

The swishy figure skater is coming back to Philly to wine, dine and accept an award from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund.

Johnny Weir at the inaugural Philadelphia Winter Pride event in February.

A few weeks ago, I posted about Delaware Valley Legacy Fund‘s (DVLF) 2013 HERO Award recipients, which includes a handful of local LGBTQ movers and shakers, like Philly Pride’s Franny Price and A-plus straight ally Patrick Murphy. Well, today DVLF announced that the impressive list of Philly-area VIPs will be joined by fab Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir. In a press release the group says they chose Weir, who was just here in February as the guest of honor at Philly Winter Pride, because he is a “passionate force in the community, raising awareness and educating the public about a multitude of gay issues.”

So if you missed Weir in February, here’s another chance to meet and greet the fresh-faced gay skating icon. The awards will be divvied out at a brunch on May 19 in the Lafayette Ballroom of the new Hotel Monaco. The ceremony will be followed by an after party at Fire & Ice. For more information and tickets go to

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