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Queen of Europe Conchita Wurst meets UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon

UN secretary-general praises Conchita's fight against discrimination and intolerance

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The winner of Eurovision 2014, Conchita Wurst met with secretary-general of the UN Ban Ki Moon in Vienna on Nov. 3rd and he praised her fight against intolerance and discrimination

Last May Conchita Wurst won Eurovision and dedicated her win to "everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom".



Ban Ki Moon is obviously a Conchita fan, when they met he said:

"This year I extended benefits to same-sex partners of U.N. staff members... Discrimination has no place in the United Nations," Ban said to applause from officials, dozens of whom crowded round to get a picture with or autograph from Wurst.

"When I heard that she won this Eurovision song contest I immediately knew that she was a star of the world," Ban said.


Conchita's Eurovision win was infamously not popular with some people (mostly Russian politicians). Her words to the assembly in Vienna were:

Wurst, addressing Ban and U.N. officials on Monday, again urged tolerance. "You just can be respected if you respect others,"

source, rephrased by the OP

Such an inspiration tbh
Tags: european celebrities, eurovision, lgbtq / rights, politics
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