It’s no secret that the Eurovision is particularly popular in the LGBT scene. This might be to the fact that those people are more open when it comes to music from other countries. In some countries homosexuality is still under penalty, even if countries which participate in the ESC such as Russia and countries like Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Poland people need to leave their countries as they fear to receive punishment.
This year’s Maltese singer Ira Losco has emphasised how important it is to treat everybody with respect and love. She is fighting for the rights of lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgender and is an ambassador for the LGBT rights. This statement has been highly recognized here in the press centre. Let’s hope that it will change in future. Even Måns Zelmerlöw- this year’s host is hoping for a better place where love is not a crime anymore. The Bulgarian singer Poli is also facing the topic in her song “If Love Was A Crime”, it’s a little anthem for all the people who cannot love who they want to love.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!