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The Love Song of the Bearded Lady: Eurovision's Political Significance

by Michael Austin, published

CNN asks this morning what political significance we should attribute to the fact that a bearded Austrian drag queen won the Eurovision contest on the eve of renewed tensions between Russia and Ukraine, especially in light of Russia's recent anti-LGBT policies. I have considered this question carefully, and here is my answer:

None. It's a silly TV talent show. Sheesh.

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