Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and the world’s bearded lady du jour, bagged the inaugural Zurich Pride Unstoppable Award over the summer. Last night she took home some more hardware, this time from the publishers of the UK’s leading gay magazine Attitude in the “Moment of the Year” category. She received her award from celebrity chef Nigella Lawson at a star-studded ceremony in the glitzy Banqueting House in Whitehall, London.
— Duncan James (@MrDuncanJames) October 13, 2014
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Her victory at the contest, her appearance, as well as her strong stance on LGBT rights make Conchita a formidable winner of this year’s award. She’s certainly put in the miles supporting LGBT causes (and, admittedly, building her brand). She has been a popular choice at pride festivals all over Europe from Vienna to Amsterdam. In the UK alone, she headlined both Manchester and London Pride Festivals, and recently appeared at the Observer Ideas Festival. Even in places where she can’t visit because of obvious safety concerns, her message of universal love is being heard. In an interview with Attitude earlier in the year, she revealed that one of her proudest moments was topping the iTunes charts in Russia, despite the political backlash and negative media publicity she encountered in the country.
We at wiwibloggs wish her continued success in her crusade. We are unity, and we are unstoppable!