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Moscow Won't Let Gay Activists Honor Eurovision Winner

By DMO Affiliate

Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists' application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year's Eurovision song contest. Wurst's appearance in the continental cavalcade of cheesy pop and garish costumes sparked controversy in Russia, where some called for state television to edit out Wurst from the finals' live broadcast. Although homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1990s, animosity toward gays remains strong in Russia. The county last year passed a law banning the dissemination to minors of so-called "gay propaganda" and routinely rejects applications to hold gay rights demonstrations
Moscow Won't Let Gay Activists Honor Eurovision Winner


Related Keywords:Conchita Wurst, Eurovision Song Contest, Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures, European Broadcasting Union

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