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JoelDear

Happy Pride, ya’ll! There is still time to support @godslovenyc with a purchase of this awesome t-shirt from @michaelkors ! • • 📸 @jonasbardin #pride #rainbow #michaelkors #gaycouples #loveislove #beyourself #loveoneanother #love

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Pride comes in many forms. This month we celebrate Pride in ourselves, in our community, and in each other. Today is my man’s the last day working at the MET museum before he moves on to Sloan Kettering Memorial. As the Head of Compensation at MET, he has worked tirelessly to help create wage equality to promote race, gender, age and pretty much everything equality. 😀Today, I celebrate Pride because I feel proud of his dedication to be fair to all. That is what we all should be striving for ourselves and our community this month and always. • • • #pride #loveislove🌈 #equality #wageequality ##communityisallofus #boyfriends #metmuseum ##nonprofits #gay #smooch #bali

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Flashing back nearly two years ago #whenwewereyoung to wish my most amazing partner and friend, @christianphilip_ a Happy Birthday! 🎂 🎥 @oniceperspectives • • • #happybirthday #adele #lovesimon #boyerased #loveislove🌈 #icedance #togetherisbetter

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An artist’s choice is one of the most important. This woman could have posted her easel anyplace throughout Central Park. For whatever reason, she chose this tree, this angle, this hour, and decided to include or exclude any number of passers by. As with anything, we must make choices to express our best work. Many times, editing and excluding is just as important as what we choose to include. • • • #artistatwork #lifelessons #learnthroughobservation #edit #centralparknyc #takeawalk #stroll #strollthroughthepark #doseofnature #natureinthecity #walkhome #commuterlife #walkthedog #nyclifestyle #nycparks

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Happy Birthday to my little fur baby! @iceicebambi You have brought me so much joy (and maybe a little sorrow when you shredded my leather jacket). 🤣 Looking forward to many more adventures with you by my side. Happy Birthday little pumpkin 😘 • • • #happybirthday #secondbirthday #furbaby #dogsofinstagram #birthdaywish #furryfriends

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Today feels like a popsicle sort of a day... Or maybe it just seems like a simple pleasures sort of a day. Since most of the time, I’m running from one thing to the next, i’m a big fan of slowing down to enjoy a moment. • • • #popsicles #destress #slowdown #momentforme #pinkplaid #onwednesdayswewearpink

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What better way to start the week than with a great big hug from a friend! Make sure to check out PBS this spring for “In Flight: The World of Ice Dance International”. • • • 📸 @dseelig7 #theworldoficedanceinternational #IDI #icedanceinternational #APT #PBS #IDIfamily #mkblades #johnwilsonblades #figureskating #icedance #contemporary #ballet #Moby #inthelight #oneofthesedays #dreamaboutme #dreamin #whydoesmyheartfeelsobad #theperfectlife #sunvalley #outdoorrink #underthestars #nightshoot #madefortv #danceyourheartout #makesmyhearthappy #togetherisbetter #customcostumes #choreographers #friendslikefamily

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I am amazed by the way I feel when I see this sequence of photos. This is one of my favorite moments of “getting it right”. I relive this celebration every time I see these photos. This number “Spring” will be featured this season on PBS. Check local listings for @icedanceinternational “In Flight”. • 📸 @dianadumbadsephotography • #icedance #PBS #apt #jumpforjoy #joy #tvshoot #favoritemoments @darlyconowick @dgwskate @beatahandra @megasequin @skaterbrent @ivanusimo @stasiaolson @jonathon766

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Many of my non-NYC based friends say, “I could never live in a big city... too many people!” I think that is really one of the fascinations of NYC. One neighborhood can be busy 24/7 while another gives you solitude. My evening walks with @iceicebambi are a nice time to be with my thoughts and have a moment to reflect on the day, on life, find inspiration and plan for tomorrow. The @metmuseum is a great example of how the city changes through the hours of the day. By day, one of the busiest And most inspirational destinations in the city. As night falls the numbers dwindle, the inspiration is still as strong as ever, even though it shifted . • • • #metmuseum #solitude #art #fountain #calminthecraziness #metime #nycarchitecture #thecitythatneversleeps #nycskyline #nycskyscrapers #bestcityintheworld #thebigapple #nycparks #nyclife #reachforthesky

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They say that money can’t buy you happiness... But funny money can buy you an awefully good time.... You can instantly be a millionaire, buy things while forgetting how to calculate the exchange rate 🤦‍♂️, and anything left over, you can bring home and play monopoly! • • • #funnymoney #rollinginthedough #cash #dough #passport #bali #indonisia #millionaire #exchangerate #foreigncurrency #destinationwedding #explorebali #exploreindonesia #balilove #visitbali #welltravelled #exploremore #ilovetravel #travelawesome #instatravel #roamtheplanet #planetdiscovery #worlderlust #beautifuldestinations #travel #stayandwander #exploreeverywhere #alwaysgo #islandlife

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This morning as I was walking through Central Park. I walked near a group of 20 runners as they burst out into forced laughter. I have heard about laughing yoga before but this is the first time I’ve seen it in action. I laughed as I thought about how ridiculous they were, screaming with laughter. 5 steps later, as distance began to muffle their cackles, I realized that I felt different. I was smiling to myself. Their joy had brightened my mood. I guess that is the whole point after all. • • • #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughtertherapy #mood #brightenyourmood #chuckletoyourself #joy #givethegift #giftoflaughter #haha #laughlikeyoumeanit #fakeittilyoumakeit #loveoneanother #justlove #shineandlove #loveforall #loveisloveislove #centralparknyc #takeawalk #stroll #strollthroughthepark #doseofnature #natureinthecity #walkhome #commuterlife #walkthedog #nyclifestyle #nycparks

joeldear

When I was single, I always remember giving advice to my friends (when they asked) about their relationships. I tend to think of myself as an empathetic and thoughtful person. I tried to put myself in their shoes and help sort out the best I could. Nothing helps you understand being in a relationship like, well, being in a relationship. Now, I think of it like getting your nails done. In the beginning, they are fresh and perfect. After time, there will be some chips and cracks though there is still growth. Little by little, the colorful shell falls away until we are our natural selves. Eventually, you only get polished for a special occasion. 😂 • • • #loveoneanother #justlove #loveyournails #boyfriends #shineandlove #loveforall #loveisloveislove #gayrelationships #loveisloveisloveislove #beard #nobeard #loveisallyouneed #loveisallaround #loveisallweneed #dkny #taonyc #pinkshirt #transitions #tellyourstory #shareyourlove #lovesimon #callmebyyourname #boyerased #boysintheband #ipreview via @preview.app

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The Chrysler building is my favorite in all of Manhattan. Every time I leave the city, come home to the city or walk @iceicebambi in the park, I scan the skyline for it poking through. I think in certain ways, it reminds me of the enduring history of this city. Just like wine and people, it gets better with age. As a swath of new builds rise around it, it stands confident not as an exclamation but rather quietly to say “I was here for your grandfather, and I’ll be here for your grandson.“ • • • #nycarchitecture #Chryslerbuilding #betterwithage #wineandpeople #generations #artdeco #americathebeautiful #newyorkstateofmind #thecitythatneversleeps #nycskyline #nycskyscrapers #bestcityintheworld #thebigapple #nycparks #nyclife #reachforthesky #asfarastheeyecansee #5bouroughs #lovethyneighbor #loveislove #loveisallaround #home #homeiswheretheheartis #newyorkers #toughbunch #favorite

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My friend, @tyiawilson wrote a song many years ago after seeing her daughters playing. Her older daughter, then around 7, took bright metallic pens and wrote the word, “shine” on her sister’s one foot and “love” on the other. It was her daughter’s genuine wish that her little sister walk in “shine and love”. I love this story so much because children have such an amazing capacity to love, support, and accept each other. As an artist, I’m amazed by the chain of inspiration. The observation of children playing (and understanding that “writing on each other” was a gesture of love) then translated to a song and passed on to weary hearts that need to hear that there is beauty in each of us. And perhaps to serve as a reminder that we should love our sisters (and brothers) and wish them all the shine and love that they can muster. • • • • #shineandlove #inspiredbymyfriends #tyiawilson #brothersandsisters #loveisfree #loveoneanother #justlove #loveforall #loveisloveislove #loveisloveisloveislove #loveisallyouneed #loveisallaround #loveisallweneed #transitions #tellyourstory #shareyourlove #onicechoreo #findyourcause

joeldear

I love ice rinks because they are like a cathedral for the things that I love. Ice skating. Dance. Fascination. Passion. Hard work. Creation. Music. Friendship. It brings it all into one space and builds a community around it. This moment was captured on a practice session with @christianphilip_ at the gay games in Paris last summer. I am grateful for this moment. Every time I see this photo I remember how it lifted me and elevated my sense of being. • • • #loveisloveislove #speakup #tellyourstory #tellyourlovestory #figureskating #icedance #dancingonice #dancingonbutterknives #balancingonbutterknives #callmebyyourname #lovesimon #embraceyourself #fullacceptance #celebratednottolerated #gaygames #gaygames2018 #beyourself #nycgays #choselove #inpassing #lululemon #uniqulo #loveoneanother #justlove #shineandlove #loveforall #loveisloveisloveislove #loveisallyouneed #loveisallaround

joeldear

One of the biggest lies that perpetuate is that of being “self-made” or even “self-taught”. What we gain in this lifetime is on the backs of what was discovered in another. Cures are made after diseases were discovered. Our opportunities came from someone’s struggle to build a platform. We are all elevated by friends, family, enemies and generations of those that came before us. We can push each subsequent generation to understand more because of what we will leave for them. • • • #learnfromourpast #growthismandatory #carryoneanother #findthebestineachother #elevateeachother #transitions #tellyourstory #shareyourlove #5stages #acceptance #hivpositive #hivnegative #douglaswebsterchoreography #phillipglass #figureskating #onicechoreo #findyourcause #itny #icetheatreofNY

joeldear

My neighborhood has some of the best museums in the world. Even when life is busy and I can’t find time to lose myself in various collections, I can enjoy how each of the buildings are art unto themselves. • • • #guggenheim #museums #nyclife #ues #citylife #bestofthecity #bigapple #art #skyline #cityneversleeps #buildings #architecture #museumoftheday

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I always see inspirational quotes that say “soar like an eagle”, “roar like a lion”, “You are the champion!”, “You are in control of everything!”. The fact of matter is sometimes eagles have a broken wing, lions are the hunted, champions are the loser, and nothing is in our control. We need to remember that we all take turns struggling. Sometimes your amazing day is the day your friend feels like prey. • • • #letsbefriends #randomhawk in #centralpark #poorrat #hawk #thehunted #prey #birdsofprey #nyc #soarlikeaneagle #roarlikealion #champion

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Riding a scooter on the other side of the road in a country that has no stop signs and very few stoplights has to be one of the more terrifying experiences. I find it best to observe and try to understand the unwritten rules of the road before pulling right out into traffic. I think this is a metaphor for travel in general... Absolutely go, see, and experience... but first wait, watch, acclimate. • • • #bali #scooter #safetyfirst #goseetheworld #theworldawaits #botanicalprints #temple #localcustoms #sunglasses #matsuda #matsudaeyewear #vespa #vintagevespa #southeastasia #tropical #printshirt

joeldear

I’ve heard it said that friendship is like wetting your pants... Everyone can see it’s there, but only you can feel the warmth. With @erintreed , I feel the warmth. • • • #friendship #whatyoucantsee #weare #iceskating #bladesofsunshine #icedanceinternational #icedancedotcom @icedanceinternational @icedancecom #portland #figureskating

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2019 Goal No. 1 - Accumulate more of these. If anyone is interested to watch old skating videos... here is your chance. (You just have to help me digitize the whole lot) 😬 • • • #vhs #digitalwhat #notvintage #itwasthe90s #studentsbelike #whatisthat #youshouldhaveseen #videocamera #supereasytocarry #figureskating #skatingtapes #iceskating #childhood #memories #proof #happydays #hardwork #polaroid #kodakfilm

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When it’s early enough in the evening that you’re not sure if this is a good idea... • • • #hellskitchen #newyearseve #toocloseto #timessquare #fedora #2019 #mta #subwaytosomewhere #zara #indochino #leather #bowtie #festive #holidayseason #letsgetthispartystarted

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Bringing in the New Year with our first couple photo on insta. • • • #boyfriendsofinstagram #indochino #leatherbowtie #newyearseveoutfit #newyearseve #champagne #popthebubbly #dapperdudes #beard #nobeard #indoamerican #bae

joeldear

Happy New Year! I’m feelin’ real good about this one! • • • #newyearseve #newyorkcity #rockingoodtime

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I spent many a Thanksgiving away from family while I was on Tour. No matter where in the world I was, I remembered to practice being thankful and that celebrating cultural differences around one table was how our country got its start. • • • #celebrateeachother #family #friends #Thanksgiving

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Now’s the time that I ask myself.... “Did my bags make it?!”... and I remember, “Of course they did, I flew @delta !” • • • #skymileslife #deltaandIarepracticallydating #goingplaces #nextstopiscurrencyexchange

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Remembering that time I got in a fight with a lobster. It was brutal but, I won. • • • #lobsterfight #therewerewitnesses @maurojbruni @treybmcintyre

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“I know I want beer, I just can’t decide on....” @darlyconowick is one of the best and most beautiful show girls in the business. She also makes ugly faces. I couldn’t decide on my favorite photo to post so, scroll and enjoy them all! Any favorites? PS - I love you Carly... even when you are breathing down my neck! 😬 • • • #friendforlife #shelovesme #ireallydidnttakethatlong #uglyfaces

joeldear

I’m so happy that the outdoor skating season in NYC is underway! I can’t wait to test the ice at all of NYC’s outdoor rinks. I just can’t decide which hat I wear use to teach. Thoughts? Red or Blue? • • • #learntoskateusa #centralparknyc #wollmanrink

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Last moments in the mountains. #mirrorlake • • • #lakeplacid #summerisover #backtothegrind #NYC #empirestate #bigapple #citylife #citydreams #citythatneversleeps #theview #nevergetsold • #mountains #rurallife #theview #slowdown #relax #adirondacks #freshair #solitude #whitefacemountain #asfarastheeyecansee #camping

joeldear

Last jump of the summer. Until next year, #coachinglife #lakeplacid #olympictrainingcenter • • • mountains #rurallife #training #figureskating #adirondacks #trampoline

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Take a break. w/ @iceicebambi • • • #mountains #rurallife #theview #nevergetsold #slowdown #relax #lakeplacid #adirondacks #freshair #solitude #whitefacemountain #asfarastheeyecansee #camping #bambi #furbaby #instadogs

joeldear

Art gives you wings. • • • #louvre #louvremuseum #parisiscalling #visitparis #paris #notredame #traveltheworld #explore #gaygames10 #eiffeltower

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I dip, You dip, We dip. w/ @christianphilip_ • • • #maleduet #gaygames10 #paris #twoguys #doyourthing #alwaysfun #figureskating #iceskating

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Taking time. • • • #streetart #graffitiart #visitparis #paris #lemarais #traveltheworld #explore #gaygames10

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Freeze. Hold it, hold it... • • • #visitparis #paris #notredame #traveltheworld #explore #gaygames10 #eiffeltower