Monday 20 August 2018

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Conchita Wurst Gay Singer and Icon

11/08/2014

Conchita Wurst Gay Singer and Icon


Conchita Wurst (Tom Neuwirth) is a drag stage persona and Austrian singer. Wurst came to international attention when winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix".

Wurst was successfully selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where she proved victorious. Wurst's entry and victory courted controversy, being condemned by some of the continent's social conservatives and right-wingers who saw her performance as a promotion of LGBT rights. Conversely, it brought her international attention and established her as a prominent LGBT icon, but she doesn't want to be an icon.
Conchita Wurst


Following her victory, Wurst became an icon for Europe's LGBT community and Vienna's tourist board hoped to use Wurst to encourage more gay holidaymakers to visit the city.
She had become "a serious figure of hope" for some LGBT people living in various European countries.

Conchita Wurst at Antwerp Pride 2014


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Europe

Freie Bahn für Genderwahn - Hamburg CSD 2018
[03/08/2018]

Zum 38. HAMBURG PRIDE werden wieder mehr als 300.000 Menschen erwartet. , Unter dem Motto "Freie Bahn für Genderwahn!" findet im August

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Belgium

Bart Hesters is the new Mister Gay Belgium 2018
[02/06/2018]

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 Bart Hesters (32) from Lochristi , became  in the Elckerlyc Theater in Antwerp the new Mister Gay Belgium 2018   elected on a spectacular final show.

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Belgian Pride 2018 in Brussels
[19/05/2018]

The 23rd Belgian Pride gathered more than 100,000 people on the streets of Brussels on Saturday afternoon.

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Bart Varakas is Mister Leather Belgium 2018
[24/02/2018]

In Belgium Leather Pride Bart Varakas was elected Mister Leather Belgium 2018. Bart won from four participating candidates,

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LeatherPride Belgium 2018
[20/02/2018]

For the 9the edition of the LeatherPride Belgium in 2018, the go further to taking it to the next level.Each year many new and innovative initiatives are added to the programme.

Mr Leather Europe Joe King about everyone wellcome
[16/02/2018]

Everybody Wellcome seeks to address issues around the lack of inclusivity in the European leather scene. Presentation by Mr Leather Europe Joe King.

The work of REX exhibition REXWORLD retrospective
[28/01/2018]

The "work of REX" was decades ahead of it's time, and a precursor of our gay world today. February 23-25 ,2018 - exhibition REXWORLD-retrospective in Antwerp,

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United Queens
[16/01/2018]

Some call them transvestites, the other Drag Queens. They choose themselves often for the name Show Queen.

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The 8th edition of The Cruise in 2018
[25/11/2017]

The 8th edition of The Cruise powered by LA DEMENCE is going back to the Mediterranean Sea with a departure from Barcelona to Palermo, Catania, Malta, Palma de Mallorca and back to Barcelona.

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Julien Guilmain is Mister Bear Belgium 2018
[16/10/2017]

Julien Guilmain is Mister Bear Belgium 2018. It was a very successful edition with a sparkling show.

100000 visitors and participants on Antwerp Pride Parade 2017
[12/08/2017]

At the Pride Parade at Antwerp Pride 2017 there were no fewer than 100000 visitors and participants. Also the Love United Festival can count on many celebrating visitors. Rain weather causes less turnout than last year.

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New event Pride Night at Antwerp Pride
[09/08/2017]

Antwerp Pride Night is a brand new initiative by some of Antwerp's leading openminded parties: Pride Nighton on saterday Antwerp Pride.

Also rainbow zebra crossings in Antwerp to Suikerrui and Minderbroedersrui
[07/08/2017]

Antwerp also receives Antwerp Pride rainbow walkways. The two locations are the junction of the Suikerrui with the Ernest Van Dijckkaai and at the intersection of Lange Koepoortstraat with the Minderbroedersrui and St. Paul's Square.

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10 years Antwerp Pride 2017 Anniversary edition
[05/07/2017]

Ten years Antwerp Pride, ten years 'love united'. The history of these 10 years and the Anniversary edition.

Jaimie Deblieck is Mister Gay Belgium 2017.
[28/05/2017]

In the final gala of Mister Gay Belgium on Sunday, May 27, 2017 in Theater Elckerlyc in Antwerp, 18-year-old Jaimie Deblieck from Roeselare (B) chose as Mister Gay Belgium 2017.

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More then 90000 visitors on the 22th Belgian Pride
[17/05/2017]

90000 visitors on the 22th Belgian Pride 2017 parade on may,6 . Big sunsine in the afternoon , and lot of music and people all over the country.

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Netherlands

Crash Amsterdam on Amsterdam Pride
[02/08/2018]

On August 3 and 4 during Pride Amsterdam 2018 , the gay community organizing Crash Amsterdam at Beursplein together with the other Partners .

22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam
[22/07/2018]

22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), which will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2018. Harry visits the international AIDS conference AIDS 2018 .

Amsterdam store Mister B will move
[15/07/2018]

On August 26nd Mister B store will be close in the Warmoesstraat and on September 1st open his doors on the Prinsengracht 192. Reason for closure: the mass tourists in the Warmoesstraat.

Several gays were attacked from Grindr date
[02/04/2018]

In Dordecht (Netherlands), several gayss were lured into the trap and attacked after dating with dating app Grindr.

Bear - Necessity celebrates 10th Anniversary
[11/01/2018]

Famous Bear - Necessity celebrates 10th Anniversary on 3rd February 2018 at Club Panama Amsterdam.Until now, Bear-Necessity has organized more than 130 parties in many countries.

Raymond is Mister Leather Europe 2017
[29/10/2017]

Raymond is Mister Leather Europe 2017. Hij kreeg de Shag van de vorige Mr Leather Europe 2016 na een schitterende euroshow en met felicitaties van het publiek.

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Evert Leerson is Mister Leather Netherlands 2018
[28/10/2017]

Evert Leerson is 1ste Mister Leather Netherlands 2018 . Evert got the title of the five-piece jury and the audience.

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Canal Parade Pride Amsterdam
[05/08/2017]

The Canal Parade has started . The best free festival of the year! The Canal Parade starts at 13.00hrs at the Oosterdok port

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Amsterdam Pride 2017 started
[27/07/2017]

The Pride of Amsterdam starts from 29 July to 6 August 2017. The festival lasts nine days and the highlight is the annual Canal Parade on Saturday, August 5th.

Gaybars may open late hours at Gaypride Amsterdam
[06/07/2017]

Gaybars may open late hours during Gaypride Amsterdam. The exemptions on opening hours are therefore permitted.

Marcel van Doorn is Mister Bear Netherlands 2017
[08/03/2017]

Marcel van Doorn is the proud Mister Bear Netherlands 2017. He is 44, lives in Amsterdam and Paris and works in the fashion world.

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