🌈 The Eurovision rainbow: Celebrating Pride

Music, Society & Culture

June is the international month of Pride around the world (or at least in the northern hemisphere anyway).

Eurovision is a safe space for many in the LGBTIQ+ communities and an event not to be missed.

Michael, Liam and Io share some queer Eurovision classics, along with some newer tracks from favourite queer contestants, in this Pride special.

How did Conchita help Io on their journey?

What’s with the Nordic openness to all things queer?

Why do we think queer communities are drawn to the contest?

Are there any pride classics that we missed? Share them on the socials.

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The songs

Ketil Stokkan – Romeo (Norway 1986)

Páll Óskar 🏳️‍🌈 – Djöfull er það gott [Icelandic: Damn that’s good]

Saara Aalto 🏳️‍🌈 – Monsters (Finland 2018)

Marija Šerifović 🏳️‍🌈 – Nije Ljubav To [Serbian: That’s not love]

Jean-Claude Pascal 🏳️‍🌈 – Nous Les Amoureux [We are lovers] (Luxembourg 1961)

Andrzej Piaseczny 🏳️‍🌈 – Przedostatni [Polish: Penultimate]

Conchita Wurst 🏳️‍🌈 – Rise Like a Phoenix (Austria 2014)

DQ 🏳️‍🌈 – All With Love

Dana International 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ – Diva (Israel 1998)

Duncan Laurence 🏳️‍🌈 – Stars

Sestre 🏳️‍🌈 – Samo Ljubezen (Slovenia 2002)