Tag Archives: Austria

Conchita Wurst – Heroes

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AUSTRIA: Conchita Wurst Meets UN Head Ban Ki-Moon During Talks On LGBT Rights

Via the Associated Press: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has joined Austrian cross-dressing pop star Conchita Wurst in calling for an end to bias based on a person’s sexual orientation. Wurst teamed up with Ban on Monday on the sidelines of a U.N. conference to deliver their message of tolerance. Ban told reporters that he will continue his fight “against …

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Seen In Vienna

Posted to the Facebook page of pop singer Joss Stone, who is touring Europe.

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AUSTRIA: Lesbian Politician Attacked With Acid At Vienna’s Pride Parade

Via The Local: Austria’s first openly gay politician, leader of the Austrian Greens’ delegation to the EU parliament Ulrike Lunacek was the apparent victim of an attack at Friday’s annual Rainbow Parade in Vienna. An unknown assailant sprayed butyric acid at the politician as she was giving an interview on the sidelines of the parade. Lunacek and the interview team …

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SOHN – Lights

Lovely, spare electronica that’s a delicious respite from the crashing crescendos currently in EDM vogue. SOHN’s 2012 hit The Wheel was one of my favorite tracks that year.

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AUSTRIA: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Win Might Advance Same-Sex Marriage

Conchita Wurst met the chancellor of Austria yesterday. The BBC reports that his party is looking to take advantage of her popularity to advance same-sex marriage. Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has given her first public concert since her Eurovision victory this month, performing in Vienna on Sunday. She was greeted by thousands of fans, including gay couples. Many waved …

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Now Available In Austria

Source. (Tipped by JMG readers Mike and Brian)

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AUSTRIA: Massive Crowd Of Jubilant Fans Greet Conchita Wurst At Vienna’s Airport

VIDEO: Conchita emerges from the jetway at 1:00.

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Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision 2014!!!

Austrian gender-fuck artist Conchita Wurst won Eurovision 2014 tonight after a stunning performance at the finals held in Copenhagen. The audience was clearly on Conchita’s side during the vote tally and as each nation reported points for Austria, the screaming was crazy. Conchita Wurst: “This night belongs to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. We are …

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Ten Reasons Why Conchita Should Win

From the International Business Times: 1. It will upset the Russians. Vitaly Milonov, the politician who was behind Russia’s strict anti-gay propaganda law, has been reported as saying that “pervert” Wurst would “insult millions of Russians” by taking part in the “Europe-wide gay parade”. Russia is expected to suffer in the voting because of its stance on homosexuality and the …

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COPENHAGEN: Austria’s Conchita Wurst Advances To Eurovision Final Round

Despite boycott campaigns and anti-gay petitions out of Russia and Belarus, Austrian gender-fuck artist Conchita Wurst tonight advanced to the Eurovision finals in Copenhagen. With the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest over, the line up for Saturday’s Grand Finale is now certain, and will include Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, who has faced a transphobic backlash from some conservative …

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Eurovision: Russia Booed At Semi-Finals But Advances To Finals With Ukraine

Via the Voice Of Russia: Copenhagen saw the first semi-finals of the Eurovision-2014 Song Contest on May 6. Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy, who represent Russia, made it to the final round that will be held on May 10. Besides Russia, nine other countries including Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, San Marino, Sweden, the Netherlands and Iceland reached the finals. Singers …

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Eurovision 2014 Begins Tonight

The first Eurovision semi-finals take place tonight in Copenhagen and Austria is promoting gender-fuck artist Conchita Wurst with the above props. Ten of tonight’s 16 nations will advance to the finals. Wurst will compete in the second semi-final round on Thursday, but tonight all eyes will be on the rivalry between Russia and Ukraine. The Eurovision song contest insists it …

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RUSSIA: Anti-Gay Lawmaker Denounces Eurovision As Gay Propaganda

Via the Guardian: St Petersburg legislator Vitaly Milonov – who sponsored a local law against homosexual propaganda in 2011 that helped pave the way for a similar federal law last year – has written a letter to Russia’s Eurovision selection committee asking it not to send Russian musicians to the 2014 competition in Copenhagen in May. Calling the event a …

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Conchita Wurst Channels Cher

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Eurovision 2014: Austria’s Entry

Now this is the kind of Eurovision entry that made me fall in love with the contest many years ago. Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst (real name Tom Neuwirth) is a longtime performer on local reality shows. In 2007 he was part of the short-lived boy band Jetzt Anders with other cast members of the singing competition show Starmania. That …

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SOHN – Lessons

His last single, The Wheel, made my top ten for 2012.

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Barbara Eden Headlines AIDS Fundraiser

An apparently ageless Barbara Eden took the stage in her Jeannie costume yesterday at Vienna’s Life Ball, which is the biggest AIDS fundraiser in Europe. She is 78, folks.  Also appearing at the event was Bill Clinton. (Via Boy Culture)

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Well-Hung Art

At a Vienna gallery showing a special exhibition of male nudes, art fans were invited to attend in the nude themselves. These museum goers didn’t just leave their outerwear at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers, underwear – everything, except their shoes and socks. The occasion at Vienna’s Leopold Museum was a special after-hour showing of “Nude …

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S O H N – The Wheel

I came across this yesterday and probably played it two dozen times during last night’s election madness. Prefix Mag nails their review: London-bred, Vienna-based talent S O H N has had us transfixed with pretty much everything he’s released so far; last month’s “Red Lines” in particular. Today the singer/songwriter/producer debuts his very first music video, pairing his melancholy number, …

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