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Sweden's Eurovision Winner Previously Called Homosexuality an 'Abnormality' - VIDEO

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Well this certainly puts a bit of a damper on the camp-tastic Eurovision Song Contest:

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the big international talent show which will be held in his home country next year.

The 28-year-old singer and TV presenter performed the winning electro-pop ballad Heroes, dancing in front of a black screen with animated gnomes.

Last year, Zelmerlow came under fire and subsequently apologized for saying “it isn’t equally natural for men to want to sleep with one another.” He also called homosexuality an “avvikelse” which can be translated as "abnormality." 
 
“I want to apologize to all who take offense," he said in a follow up statement at the time. "I believe and hope that the vast majority know that I respect differences and all forms of love.”
 
Watch Zelmerlow's winning performance during last night's Eurovision finale (which also featured a sky high performance by Conchita Wurst), AFTER THE JUMP...
 
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Conchita Wurst Soars to New Heights in Eurovision 2015 Opening Performance: WATCH

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Eurovision 2014 winner and gender-bending singer Conchita Wurst opened this year's Eurovision Grand Final with a soaring performance. The Austrian favorite ascended above the audience on wires before gracefully descending onto the main stage while singing the opening song "Building Bridges."

You can watch the stellar opening, AFTER THE JUMP

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(Bottom photo via Twitter)

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Gay Pride Flags Out In Force During Russia's Eurovision Performance 'A Million Voices' - VIDEO

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The Pride flags were out in force on Tuesday night during Russia’s performance at the Eurovision semi-final.

At last year’s Eurovision final, Russian act the Tolmachevy Sisters received a less than enthusiastic reception. This year however, the audience appeared to be generally enthusiastic during Polina Gagarina’s performance of “A Million Voices”.

MoldovaRob Watts, who was at the semi-final co-hosted by Conchita Wurst in Vienna, told BuzzFeed that he noticed many more pride flags in the audience during Russia’s song than in any other performance. “We were all told to be nice to all the countries ‘no matter who is in charge.’ We were asked not to boo anyone.”

His friend Laura Cress said “there seemed to be much less resistance [and] apart from the extra flags everyone around us actually really liked the Russian entry.”

Gagarina is likely a shoe-in to win but with Australia performing and voting for the first time anything could happen especially as Moldova’s ridiculous but brilliant entry “I Want Your Love” (right) and the Netherlands' old-school entry didn’t even qualify for the finals.

Watch “A Million Voices”, “I Want Your Love” and the Netherlands' entry, AFTER THE JUMP...

The second semi-final takes place tonight followed by the grand final on Saturday.

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Even The Traffic Signals Are Going Gay For Eurovision 2014: VIDEO

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6a00d8341c730253ef01a3fd05dc1f970b-500wiAhead of next week’s Eurovision, Austrian capital Vienna has made even the traffic lights gay.

Vienna will host this year’s musical extravaganza after Conchita Wurst’s (right) victory last year.

In celebration, the city’s traffic signals now feature gay and lesbian couples, some with hearts above them, reports Pink News.

A spokesperson for the city said the change came about to attract the attention of pedestrians and drivers in order to improve road safety and to “present Vienna as an open-minded city.”

Watch Conchita Wurst’s winning performance at Eurovision 2014, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Conchita Wurst Releases Music Video For Empowering New Single ‘You Are Unstoppable’ - WATCH

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Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst released a music video last Thursday for her new single You Are Unstoppable from her upcoming album Conchita due on May 18. The video prominently features Wurst along with dancer Laura Fischer providing visuals from what appears to be the bottom of the ocean.

Watch Wurst belt it out along with Fischer’s mesmerizing moves, AFTER THE JUMP

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Gay Eurovision Explosion: Conchita Wurst and Dana International Duet on 'Waterloo' - VIDEO

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With anticipation for Eurovision 2015 reaching fever pitch - at least in some circles - last weekend the BBC broadcast a gay extravaganza celebrating 60 years of camp, hosted by Graham Norton.

Highlights included the banter between Norton and co-host Petra Mede, Brotherhood of Man rocking 1973 UK winner Save All Your Kisses For Me, 1984 Swedish classic Diggi-Loo -Diggi-Lee (translation: Diggi-Loo -Diggi-Lee) and Saint Johnny Logan doing a medley of his three winners for Ireland.

However, the moment a huge gay black hole opened up was at the very end when Dana International and Conchita Wurst stepped onto the stage singing Abba's Waterloo.

Watch the 1984 winner at 13 minutes, 1973 at 29 minutes, Johnny Logan at 1:24 minutes and Conchita/Dana explode history at 1:27 minutes, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Eurovision 2015 final takes place on May 23rd and this year includes special guest Australia.

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