Russia Postpones 'Gay Free' Song Contest Due to Current Political Situation

Conchita Wurst Eurovision Song Contest Winner 2014 01
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Russia was less than happy when Conchita Wurst, a bearded drag queen from Austria, won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. To protest, they began planning to relaunch its “family-friendly” Intervision Song Contest, which originally ran from 1977 to 1980 during the Soviet era.

According to Attitude Magazine, a Russian news service has reported that the contest, which was scheduled to take place in September, will be postponed until 2015. The contest’s producers have made this decision due to the the current “political situation” in the country.

Russia has been pretty aggressive with its anti-Conchita rhetoric. Following her Eurovision win, the Russian Orthodox Church condemned Conchita, stating that the win was a sign of the world’s moral decline. Most recently, two Russian politicians released an election campaign ad mocking Conchita and stating that they are “against loudmouths and gays.”

Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix (2014 Eurovision Song Contest Finale)