“I got ‘faggot,’ I got ‘Johnny Queer,’ of course, all of that. ... I’m stronger than all of those people that aren’t going anywhere. ... I never cried over anyone calling me anything. I never felt like I needed to defend myself. ... I immediately went to that place where ‘I’m better than you. So, whatever you say, you’re trash, you’re dirt.’”
Figure skater Johnny Weir talking to Howard Stern.