Drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the unofficial “Queen of Europe” after her win in Eurovision this weekend for Austria. It has meant a good deal to people around the world to see such an act welcomed so wholeheartedly by the event. Despite many nods to the LGBT community in the Eurovision this year by the presenters, it seems the Copenhagen organisers were still reluctant to rock the boat for “political” reasons.
Of course this win has been overshadowed by controversy, even more so now that the Polish entry was reportedly favoured by public voting in many countries. I have seen much confusion among certain Eurovision fans, some claiming that the win was due to the “gimmick” of a “bearded man in a dress”. Surely if Poland won it would have been due to a gimmick too (albeit a more “acceptable” one), but that’s a discussion for another day.
Your brain may be melted from this weekend trying to figure out your drag from your transgender and everything in between. The LGBT community has a slew of terms to describe people. YouTube user adventuresingay will take you through some of the more physically based terms for gay men below in this informative, but highly entertaining video.