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Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Finale Reunion — RECAP

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RuPaul crowned her winner, and all is right in the world.

After weeks of intense competition, hog bodies and oatmeal eyebrows, we finally have our season six champion and America's Next Drag Superstar. We checked in with all of this season's queens before the winner was announced on tonight's reunion special.

Check out the top moments, and weigh in on the winner, AFTER THE JUMP

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Tops And Bottoms: Sizing Up The Final Three On 'Drag Race'

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UPDATE: Read our finale RECAP HERE.

It's become a reality competition cliché to declare every season's contestants the best they've ever seen. Still, it's never been more true than season six of RuPaul's Drag Race. It was a fierce group of 16 queens, (OK, maybe only a dozen or so were truly formidable), but now we're down to our top three. Tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on Logo a winner will be crowned.

Who will it be? (Well, it better be Bianca, or else I'm going to pounce on my TV like some kind of hero cat.) We've been tracking their sequined successes and shake-and-go wig struggles all season. Take a look back at the highs and lows of each of tonight's final three contestants, AFTER THE JUMP

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Parade Honoring Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Blocked in Moscow

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Moscow officials have put the kibosh on a parade planned to honor Eurovision winner and bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst, the Guardian reports:

Citing the risk of violence and the need to "respect morality", Moscow's security department denied an application for the Conchita Wurst March of Bearded Women and Men, which was due to take place on 27 May...

...On Thursday, a representative for Moscow's security department announced that the parade had been rejected.

"We informed them that the event could not take place," Alexei Mayorov explained to Interfax. While the Associated Press reported that there were "concerns [the march] would provoke clashes between gays and their opponents", Mayorov told Interfax that the city's decision rested on their wish to "respect morality in the education of the younger generation".


Courtney Act Cavorts with the 'Mean Gays': MUSIC VIDEO

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Courtney Act released a new video today for her pop track "Mean Gays" which also features fellow Drag Race Top 3 contestants Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano.

Says Act of fitting in with the LGBT community:

"I had a difficult time balancing my work and play lives. On the one hand, I loved drag and performing as Courtney. On the other hand, I felt an immense pressure to go to the gym and get the right body so I could fit in with the West Hollywood boys. It’s fun to be a part of a clique but when the group starts to influence how you feel about yourself, or how you act towards other people, it is time to reevaluate the situation. It’s important to be in touch with what feels right for you, surround yourself with people who  \respect the way you choose to live and always be an individual.”

Watch her play it all out in "Mean Gays", AFTER THE JUMP...

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Eurovision 2014 Host Pilou Asbaek Was Banned From Wearing Rainbow Colors Because It Was ‘Too Political’

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One of the hosts from Eurovision 2014, actor and director Pilou Asbaek, has revealed that Eurovision organizers banned him from wearing rainbow colors during the broadcast because it would be “too political.” The Independent reports that Asbaek wanted to wear the rainbow colors in protest of anti-gay laws in Europe:

"I asked them if I can wear rainbows. No. We're not allowed to be political. It's about music, not politics.”

He went onto say: “But music and politics, you cannot divide them. Not in my mind.” 

Though Asbaek was not allowed to visually demonstrate his support for LGBT rights at this year’s Eurovision, there was ample evidence of support for LGBT equality among the crowd at the competition in Copenhagen:

Members of the audience in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark were seen waving rainbow flags during the evening. Meanwhile the Icelandic entry Pollapoenk sang a song called 'No Prejudice', which called for equality for all.

This year’s Eurovision contest notably saw the victory of drag performer Conchita Wurst of Austria. Wurst has sadly been criticized for her gender identity, being called “it” by Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky and a “pervert” by Vitaly Milonov, the author of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law. However, despite the criticism from prominent Russian figures, Wurst’s track, “Rise Like a Phoenix,” has risen to the top of the iTunes charts in Russia following her win. 

In case you missed it, you can watch Wurst's winning performance HERE


Austrian Drag Performer Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision: VIDEO

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Austrian drag performer Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, BBC reports:

Drag act Conchita Wurst won the competition with her song, Rise Like a Phoenix, with 290 points.

Collecting her trophy she said: "This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are - we are unity and we are unstoppable."

The Netherlands finished second with 238 points with Sweden third with 218.

Check out her showstopping performance and her reaction to winning, AFTER THE JUMP...

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