Transgender Person Wins Controversial Eurovision Song Contest
May 12, 2014
Who watched Eurovision on Saturday? Well, I did, much to the annoyance of my husband who wanted to watch some boxing. It was worth watching his sulking face just to see the bemusement when the eventual winner came on stage, looking like a woman, but with a beard.
Rise Like A Phoenix
The power ballad, “Rise Like a Phoenix,” helped Conchita Wurst — the alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth gain victory for Austria.
“This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom,”
Obviously those who have been keeping up to date with European news will know that there is a potential for war between Russia and Ukraine at the moment, and the country was roundly booed throughout the competition. Once suspects the countries recent anti gay laws did it no favours either.
After her victory, Wurst told reporters she hopes gay, lesbian, bi and transgender people around the world are getting stronger in their fight for human rights.
Asked if she had anything to say to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who introduced a law last year prohibiting so-called gay “propaganda,” Wurst said, “I don’t know if he is watching this now, but if so, I’ll say it: ‘We’re unstoppable.’
I am going to take a wild guess that he wasn’t, and doesn’t care about her opinion anyway!
To be fair, this actually points out how far gay rights have come in Europe. Many people even had fake beards on in the audience to show their support for Wurst.
Ever the contrary one, my hubby (by now getting into it, though he would never admit it) did ask why there was such a kick off about the Polish entry where there was a lot of cleavage, when a guy who looks like a women but has a beard is Europe’s new hero? To be fair, he had a point (though I may need to explain the intricacies of transgender people to him a bit more)
I thought the Polish girls looked beautiful, and that should be celebrated. We have seen the popularity of the eastern European Manchester escorts, so it seems the guys agree. Whilst the embracing of homosexuality is great, let us not start being prudish about the female form. It was only cleavage for gods sake.
We are all beautiful people, gay straight, black, white, whatever. Let us enjoy that, and leave prudishness and prejudice where it belongs.
In the past.
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