Russia's new anti-gay laws ban some gay symbols. While that leads some people calling for a boycott of the winter games the country is hosting, other groups are urging athletes to show up in Sochi from February 7-24, 2014, in full force.
On Friday, the Russian sports minister warned that athletes and spectators could face fines, deportation and even jail if they violate the anti-gay law. Speaking about homosexuality around minors or displaying symbols like a rainbow flag in the public are illegal after the law was signed in June.
Two-time Olympian and openly gay American figure skater said he'll be there.
"I'll take proper precautions but at the same time I won't stop being myself. I won't stop being Johnny Weir the gay, fabulous ice skater," he said.