Triple Act-Off! Johnny Weir vs. Madonna vs. Lady Gaga Weigh In On Winter Olympics

After 17 years of fab figure skating, 29-year-old U.S. Olympian Johnny Weir is trading his skates in for a microphone. The openly gay athlete will be announcing for NBC at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, amidst controversy over the nation's strict anti-LGBTQ laws.

+ Johnny Weir Represents At The Event

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"I’m a gay American. I’ve married into a Russian family," he told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on "The Today Show," referring to how he feels about his awkwardly located hosting gig. "I’ve been a longtime supporter of Russia, the culture, the country, the language, everything about Russia… While this law is a terrible thing that you can’t be gay publicly in Russia, I plan to be there in full support of our brothers and sisters there and not be afraid."

While many activists are calling for a Sochi Olympics boycott, Weir is one of many people who think it's important for anyone who supports the LGBTQ community to show up. "If I get arrested, I get arrested; if not, great, but our presence is needed. For all the Olympians that worked so hard, a boycott is just the worst thing that you could do to all these young people," he said.

Kerry Washington, Sophia Bush and George Takei are a few other celebs have also taken a stand against Russia's anti-LGBTQ laws. And you KNOW Madonna and Lady Gaga are in on it too.

+ Lada Gaga Was Born This Way

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"The Russian government is criminal," Tweeted Gaga. "Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom." Gaga's a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community. Her Born This Way Foundation reminds Little Monsters to love each other unconditionally regardless of physical appearance and sexual orientation. I say we petition to make "Born This Way" the 2014 Winter Olympics' theme song!

+ Madonna Fights Intolerance With Love

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Madonna recently spoke out against Russia's crackdown on LGBTQ allies and activists saying, "It's a very strange time in the world, I'm traveling around the world, and I feel it in the air ... I feel people are becoming more and more afraid of people who are different; people are becoming more and more intolerant... but we can make a difference. We can change this. We have the power. And we don't have to do it with violence; we just have to do it with love." Madonna is a gay icon who has always used her fame to raise love and awareness for the LGBTQ community.

-MTV

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