Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst was invited by the HFPA to the 72nd Golden Globe Awards and we did not miss the chance for an interview about her last trip to Greece, Hollywood and Gay rights.
Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth (born 6 November 1988), better known by his drag stage persona Conchita Wurst, is an Austrian recording artist and drag queen who came to fame after winning the 2014 Eurovision song contest with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. Openly gay, Neuwirth uses masculine pronouns when referring to himself but feminine pronouns to describe Wurst.
Wurst was selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where she proved victorious. Wurst’s entry and victory courted controversy, being condemned by some of the continent’s social conservatives and right-wingers who saw her performance as a promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights. Conversely, it brought her international attention and established her as a prominent gay icon, resulting in invitations to perform at various pride parades, the European Parliament and the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria’s capital.
Watch our interview from the Golden Globes red carpet below: