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Transgender Israeli Singer to Europe: 'Shut Your Mouths About Gaza, You Raped the World'

Transgender Eurovision song contest winner Dana International has lashed out at European leaders following numerous interventions about the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas. Following pressure from the United Nations and other...Show More Summary

Conchita Wurst Belts Out Cher's Hit Song 'Believe' - Watch Now!

Conchita Wurst steps out for the star talk session for Starnacht am Woerthersee held at the Seepark Hotel on Saturday (July 19) in Klagenfurt, Austria. The night before, the 25-year-old Austrian Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner performed Cher‘s hit song “Believe” on the show. Starnacht am Woerthersee is a live television show in Austria which [...]

Love in Copenhagen: Love, Music, and Diversity

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out Traveler G.P.S.

In this second video of four-episode Web series, the winners of a trip to Denmark experience the Eurovision Song Contest. read more

Russia To Re-Launch Intervision Contest

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Prior to Russia joining Eurovision in 1994, the then-Soviet Union staged its own song contest for several years. Thanks to Conchita Wurst, the contest is returning. Via the Hollywood Reporter: In the wake of this year's Eurovision win...Show More Summary

'Very Liberal' Putin Condemns Eurovision Drag Queen for Putting Life 'Up for Show'

The Russian government appears to not yet have gotten over the victory of Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a dinner in St. Petersburg, condemnedShow More Summary

Manchester City 0, Arsenal 5: PremierLeague.com's Team of the Season Was Bizarre

At first glance you see the usual names. Luis Suarez won pretty much every individual award going this season bar the Eurovision Song Contest, Brendan Rodgers was the LMA Manager of the Year and the Everton full-backs impressed pretty...Show More Summary

Europeans Have Started Speaking ‘Globish,' A Kind Of Global English

What language does Europe speak? France has lost its battle for French. Europeans now overwhelmingly opt for English. The Eurovision song contest, won this month by an Austrian cross-dresser, is mostly English-speaking, even if the votes are translated into French. Show More Summary

Nick Clegg: This has been a good week for LBGT rights

Today, on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Nick Clegg wrote a piece for Pink News: This has been a good week for LGBT rights. Last weekend Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision song contest, reminding us that we live in the most liberal continent in the world. Some progress was made on […]

Russia Bans Parade for Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst

A parade honoring the bearded drag who won this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been banned by Moscow's security department, which cited potential clashes between "gays and their opponents"

Moscow won't let gay activists honor Eurovision winner

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists' application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year's Eurovision song contest.

By Far the Best Response to Russian Church Leaders Condemning Bearded Drag Singer Conchita Wurst

Bearded Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest this past weekend, and conservative-Christian Russians didn't like it one bit, to put it mildly. Which begat this response from Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov: Well played, sir. (via the Independent)

Conchita Wurst, the Bearded Transvestite That’s Pissing Off Russia

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

The unlikely Eurovision Song Contest winner from Austria has caused anti-gay fury in Russia; Google is investing in key components for making solar energy; meanwhile, The Washington Post has inconspicuously hired 50 people these past...Show More Summary

The Most Important Cultural Question EVAR

After watching this funny video from John Oliver’s show about the Eurovision Song Contest (below), a very bizarre question popped into my head: If the U.S. could enter, what would our Eurovision act be? We could enter some high powered, … Continue reading ?

Russian Haters in High Places Go Apeshit Over Bearded Drag Singer Who Just Won the Eurovision Song Contest

Think about "the end of Europe." Do you suppose it is more likely that such a thing will be brought on by military aggression à la Russia's de facto annexation of Ukraine, or by the TV appearance of a bearded singer performing in drag? I...Show More Summary

What We Learned From the Eurovision Song Contest

I made a friend watch the Eurovision, something she had somehow never done before, and halfway through Saturday night she remarked that she didn’t have much experience with the whole thing, but wasn’t it a bit weird this year? To which there was only one correct answer: no, it was a pretty average Eurovision night.... Continue reading ?

Angry Anti-Fascists Beat Up Nazis in Copenhagen Last Weekend

This weekend Europe's eyes were on Denmark as it played host to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual celebration of cheesy pop songs and international goodwill. (Conchita Wurst, a transgender woman with a beard, ended up winning.)Show More Summary

Stand by for the Eurosceptic breakthrough

When I was a small boy, I liked to imagine that foreigners took the Eurovision Song Contest seriously. We Brits knew that the thing was a kitsch joke, I reasoned, but not everyone had our sense of humour. Indeed, our pleasure in the grotesque gallimaufry was subtly enhanced by the thought that, in places like [...]

Why Russia Hates The Bearded Lady

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In Copenhagen at the annual Eurovision Song Contest, victory went to “The Bearded Lady” from Austria. How did the competition get so silly, and so serious?

Conchita Wurst Plus Eight Other Unlikely Pop Sensations Who Defied The Odds

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The world watched in complete awe and appreciation as Conchita Wurst, otherwise known as the Bearded Drag Queen of Austria, took home the top prize at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest over the weekend. Her win not only received international media attention, as well as some snarky remarks from homophobes and other hate mongers, but it also inspired a tweet from […]

WATCH: John Oliver Celebrates Drag Diva's Eurovision Win

The host of Last Week Tonight skewered the Eurovision Song Contest performances of Russia and Ukraine while praising the victory of Austria’s drag performer Conchita Wurst. Featured Image: read more

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