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Yesterday, after I posted a facebook item crying foul on Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek’s sudden romance w/ gymnast Nastia Liukin (This USA Today piece later appeared, then People edited their headline and article from “dating” to “very close friends.” Mmm hmm) — my exact words were, “Nuh-uh, I don’t buy it, Nastia Liukin, you’re a beard” — my excellent gay writer friend (excellent writer, although he is perhaps also an excellent gay) Andrew Tibbetts called me out, saying, “Look who’s an essentialist!

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So while on the one hand, I believe Lysacek can identify however he fucking wants, his strategic dishonesty, if that’s in fact what’s happening here, disturbs me.

I’m concerned Lysacek — who as I understand it, has previously been assigned (and I believe actively embraced) a role as the great butch savior of the fagified sport of men’s figure skating — is complicit in, and perhaps actively supports, the homophobia, femiphobia, misogyny and gender policing currently on the rise in his sport. I’d argue it actually highlights some of my concerns with “gay identity” and its limitations.

“We became good friends and have become really close since then,” Evan told the mag. And that’s the most important thing, to be happy with your performance, no matter what.

The duo reportedly got serious after attending the ESPYs together last July and then Evan reportedly traveled to Dallas in August to support Nastia at the U. If you do win a medal, no matter what color, as long as you enjoy the experience and just have fun out there.” Nastia told People that it was amazing to watch Evan bring home gold in men’s figure skating – the first to do so in 22 years.

I haven’t had any time for dating while I’m training.

I’m lonely.” On rumors he is dating gymnast Nastia, he tells ET, “We are very close friends and she’s been such an inspiration. I’m honored to have her here.” Pictured below is Evan and Nastia together at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 15, 2009.This scandalous matchup definitely has members of the skating and fashion world alike raising eyebrows.Yes you did read that correctly the 63 year old newly divorced clothing designer Vera Wang has been seen canoodling with 27 year old Evan Lysacek. Here’s the source of my initial concern: Coming as it did immediately after his gold medal win, and in the midst of his very public disagreement w/ silver medalist Evgeny Pleshenko — a disagreement that’s heavily gendered as feminized artistry (Evan’s focus on expression of details) vs. Calling for fluid identities on the one hand and seeming to criticize Lysacek for not “coming out” on the other?But on a night of riveting drama, the judges of the men's final free skate gave their verdict by anointing the quad-less Evan Lysacek as the first American Winter Olympic champion since 1988 and relegating Plushenko to the silver medal. Certainly, few in the packed Pacific Coliseum shared his sense of injustice as they rose to salute the American's bravura display, delivered with more elegance and presence than the rather artless, if multi-rotating Russian.

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