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Conchita Wurst's Got A Sexy New Gig In The City Of Lights

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices

By Johnny Cotton PARIS, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Bearded Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst, who found fame in the 2014 version of the singing ...

'Very Liberal' Putin Attacks Drag Queen Eurovision Winner

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices

We guess we shouldn't be surprised, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has some choice words about the victory of Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst...

What Frightens the Russian Hetero Male

Jason Howe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

They used to call the line between east and west the Iron Curtain. As of last week, you could call it the Sequined Curtain.

Parade Honoring Eurovision's Conchita Wurst Axed Over Possible LGBT Clashes

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

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

The Surprise Impact Of Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph

Agence France Presse | Sabrina Guillard | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Even before Conchita Wurst's Eurovision triumph helped burnish Austria's tolerant image, Vienna was already popular with gay tourists, attracted by th...

Eurovision Winner Condemned By Russian Orthodox Church

Religion News Service | Sophia Kishkovsky | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

MOSCOW (RNS) A spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church strongly denounced the Eurovision Song Contest’s winner, saying it was a sign of the world...

Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph Is 'The End Of Europe,' Russian Official Claims

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Victory for Austria's bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politic...

Austrian Drag Queen Makes History With Eurovision Victory

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a James B...

Bearded Drag Queen Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

(Adds comments by fan and winner's agent, reflections of Ukraine-Russia crisis, background; in paragarphs 4-5 and 13-17) By Teis Jense...

A Bearded Drag Queen Just Won The Eurovision Song Contest

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a James B...

Welcome To Europe's Insane, Way Better Version Of 'America's Got Talent'

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment

America loves talent competitions: "American Idol," "America's Got Talent," "The Voice," "So You Think You Can Dance?"... the list goes on and on. And...

'I Created This Bearded Lady To Show The World That You Can Do Whatever You Want'

Agence France Presse | Soren Billing | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Austria's bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has hogged the limelight ahead of Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final, but things have gotten hairy f...

This Russian Politician Does NOT Want Drag Queen Performing At Eurovision

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, best known for performing in full make-up and tight dresses while rocking a beard, has received mixed reactions to...

Meet The Austrian Drag Queen Set To Tackle Eurovision

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices

* Drag queen, 25, to sing power ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix" * Austria has won Eurovision just once before * Singer shru...

The Word From the EBU -- Sietse Bakker Dishes On Everything

David Thielen | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Sietse Bakker is the EBU's event supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, which makes him a rather big deal in Eurovision Nation. Despite his va...

City Makes Pro-Gay Move Marking 'Diversity And Openness' Ahead Of Massive Event

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Annabella Nielsen COPENHAGEN, April 10 (Reuters) - The city of Copenhagen will perform wedding ceremonies for both homosexual and h...

Russian Pop Culture in the West?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

Since buying, owning and enjoying foreign records in Russia is no longer a political issue, why hasn't the vast nation, in turn, managed to capture western hearts with their take on pop music?

LOOK: Stockholm Gay Pride Is One Fierce Party!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Sweden just celebrated Stockholm Gay Pride and from the looks of the photos below, it was quite the party! Stockholm Pride is always a highlight o...

The Best Music Festival You Don't Know About

Seamus Dever | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Seamus Dever

It's been almost a month since I attended the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden and I've been trying to distill the experience for my American friends.

Just When You Thought Eurovision Couldn't Get Any Weirder

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.19.2013 | Comedy

Meet Cezar. He's one of the most talented contratenors in the world. He is also hilarious. ...

The Best Song In Europe

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment

MALMO, Sweden — Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune "Only Teardr...

The First Semi-Final -- Beyond Amazing

David Thielen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment
David Thielen

I'm a 57-year-old guy where living on the edge is having a second beer. I haven't been to a concert in decades. And yet... Last night I found myself ...

An American at Eurovision

David Thielen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment
David Thielen

I am so glad I flew out here to experience Eurovision live. The people, the facilities, the energy -- it's so much more than just the three shows. The people working here are charged up. And the acts from each country are having the time of their life.

Eurovision Crowns Winner

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Sweden's Loreen clinched the top spot at this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her dance hit "Euphoria," pushing aside com...

Azerbaijan and Eurovision: Behind the Propaganda

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Media Freedoms in Grave Danger - Eurovision a Key Moment to Stand Up for Free Expression (Berlin) – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) should...