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Sweden's Eurovision Entrant Claims Gay Sex Is 'Not Natural': VIDEO


In the least gay decision in a prolific 60 year history, a singer who thinks gay sex is “not natural” has been selected to represent Sweden in this year's Eurovision, reports Pink News.

Måns Zelmerlöw (above left) was forced to apologize last year after saying “it isn’t equally natural for men to want to sleep with one another”. He also said that gay people should not have children.

Zelmerlöw later said in a statement:

“I want to apologize to all who take offense. I believe and hope that the vast majority know that I respect differences and all forms of love.”

Hmmmm…someone doesn’t want to get booed off the stage in May but it’s probably too little too late.

Meanwhile, Australia is taking part this year to celebrate the gayfest’s 60th anniversary. Last year, 3 million Australians tuned in to watch Conchita Wurst win with “Rise Like A Phoenix.”

Watch Zelmerlöw's very gay performance of “Heroes” on the Swedish National Song Contest along with Guy Sebastian (above right) doing Australian shoe-in entry “Tonight Again,” AFTER THE JUMP...

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WATCH: The Year of Conchita Wurst


With 2014 about to expire, Eurovision is taking a look back at the year that belonged to its song contest winner, Conchita Wurst. 2014 was a banner year for Wurst, not only landing the song contest's top honors but also flummoxing hate-mongers, spurring the creation of a separate drag-free Russian Eurovision (which failed before it got off the ground), strutting down the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier, taking on Cher, performing for the U.N. Secretary-General, and through it all, always managing to rise like a phoenix.

Take a look back at the year of Conchita Wurst, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Conchita Wurst Says She Wants to Spend a Week With Putin to Better 'Understand' Him


In an interview with Austria's Kurier newspaper, Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst explained her desire to visit Russia and spend a week with Vladimir Putin in order to better "understand" him.

The Local Austria reports:

“What does it mean to be Vladimir Putin? What pressure is he under?” she wondered. “At the end of the day, Putin just wants to be respected. This desire for respect unites Putin with minorities.”

PutinWurst added, however, that whatever pressure Putin is under does not excuse his country's discriminatory laws and that she has many fans in Russia which to her is "incredibly beautiful because it shows that many Russians do not agree with the decisions of their government."

RT notes Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, "reportedly laughed off the possibility of a meeting between Wurst and the Russian president".

Check out Wurst's full (German language) interview with Kurier here.

Earlier this month, we reported Wurst would be returning to Eurovision Song Contest next year as a presenter and host. 

Conchita Wurst Returns As Presenter And Host For 2015 Eurovision Contest

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The glamorous Conchita Wurst, Austrian winner of 2014's Eurovision Song Contest, is returning to the song contest in a different capacity reports Pink NewsWurst is returning for the May 2015 contest as a presenter, and will also host the Green Room segment of the show, interviewing the current acts. Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer are taking up the main hosting roles during the event.

Wurst is also set to perform 2014's winning song "Rise Like A Phoenix," during the 2015's Contest Grand Final. The 2015 Contest is set to take place in Vienna. Wurst also performed in October at the European Parliament in Brussels and in the same month performed in front of the United Nations where she met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Several conservative countries were irked, including Russia, when Wurst won the 2014 Contest; Russia went so far as to revive a Soviet era Eurovision rival as a 'family friendly' alternative, but the notion was quietly scrapped this Summer.

YouTube's 2014 Rewind Is All Viral Everything: VIDEO


YouTube has unveiled its video wrap up the memes, moments, and people that made 2014 featuring some of the year's biggest tracks remixed by DJ Earworm. Towleroad readers will likely recognize more than a face or two in this mega-mix that includes Tyler Oakley, Sam Tsui, Conchita Wurst and Pentatonix among many, many others.

Re-cap the year in viral sensations, AFTER THE JUMP...

Which moment do you think will stand the test of time?

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Conchita Wurst Releases Dramatic New Music Video for 'Heroes': WATCH


Bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst has released a dramatic new video directed by Clemens Purner for his power ballad "Heroes", which is the follow-up to "Rise Like a Phoenix", the track which led to the Eurovision crown.

According to Sony, Wurst came up with the concept for the video which represents a relationship between two people. A man is asked to reconsider his previous actions and do something good for humanity, to be a hero.

Wurst was recently honored by the United Nations in Vienna for his work on behalf of the LGBT community.

Watch the new video, AFTER THE JUMP...


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