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Historic lesbian kiss occurs at Eurovision Song Contest

Historic lesbian kiss occurs at Eurovision Song Contest

With a single lesbian kiss, Finland has made history by fighting for equal marriage at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden.

Krista Siegfrids, who sang ‘Marry Me’, ended her semi-final performance by kissing one of her female dancers.

It is the first time there has ever been a gay kiss on a Eurovision stage in its 59-year history.

Speaking to Gay Star News in Malmo, she told critics her kiss was about spreading love and not politics. Political gestures or lyrics are strictly forbidden under Eurovision rules.

‘This isn’t about politics. We are here to talk about love. Yes, love!’ she said.

In a GSN interview before the show, she described it as a ‘statement’ for marriage equality in Finland and across the world.

‘Hello, it’s 2013? I don’t understand how people can hate love in any form. Love is beautiful,’ she said.

‘I don’t want it to be a shock to the people. Like, “Oh my god, I’m kissing a girl”. It should be normal.’

Her kiss has caused controversy throughout the world, with Turkey allegedly not showing Eurovision due to fears she would kiss another woman.

Siegfrids will perform at the Grand Final on 18 May.