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Eurovision week is already upon us, and all eyes are on Europe and the one country, one artist, and one song that will be crowned the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 edition.

But Eurovision is more than a simple music competition. It is the Superbowl midtime show on steroids, the Champions League or the Olympics of music, and the European Union presidential election in an America’s/Britain’s Got Talent format. After iconic wins from trans artist Dana International (1998) and drag queen Conchita Wurst (2014), it has also become a worldwide pride party and a visibility celebration for the LGBTQ+ community.