Drag Queens of London celebrate Conchita Wurst win
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 May 2014
Conchita Wurst is being hailed as symbol of tolerance in the drag community according to Lady Lloyd, one of the stars of new reality show 'Drag Queens of London'
Conchita Wurst has become a symbol of change for drag queens in London.
The fabulous bearded singer, who earned a victory for Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, is being heralded as a beacon of hope for equality and tolerance amongst the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after defeating the odds to become the first drag queen to ever win the competition.
Lady Lloyd, one of the stars of new reality show 'Drag Queens of London', exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It was so emotional when she won, we were all screaming and jumping up and down. I host a Eurovision party every year and the bar was absolutely packed. It was really moving. She's number one in Russia now, how great is that? It's sort of a f**k you."
The flamboyant star - who is a member of the Buffalo Girls and models for Vivienne Westwood - was shocked to hear the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party had branded Conchita's win "the end of Europe" and thinks the public is more open minded than some "backwards" world leaders.
Lady Lloyd explained: "It's going to make a difference because it's exposure. Everything helps. There's the same amount of gay people in Russia as everywhere else. It's just so backwards that some man thinks that there's not.
"There's always going to be drag, it's the oldest profession. Shakespeare was all about drag! It's got its place in history.
"Everything's moving ahead as it should, with gay marriage etc. It's a slow process, changing the world one eyelash at a time!"
However, the drag queen doesn't think it was fair for people to take their anger about Russia's political stance and "anti-gay" laws out on the country's act by booing them.
She added: "I didn't boo them, a lot of people did in the bar. But they're two sweet little girls, they didn't deserve it. But at the same time, they're choosing to represent their country."
Brand new episodes of 'Drag Queens of London' air Tuesdays at 10pm on London Live - Freeview 8, YouView 8, Sky 117 and Virgin 159.