Eurovision Song Contest : Why is it so gay ?

Mathieu Belleville-Douelle
4 min readMay 8, 2024
Photo by ROBIN WORRALL on Unsplash

When I explained to my straight friends that Eurovision was part of European gay culture, they replied, “Not at all!”

I could see the incomprehension in their eyes. I’ve just appropriated this TV talent show, which was created in 1956 and attracts 170 million viewers every year, to the gay community. Not all these people are gay! That’s true, but in reality, the Eurovision Song Contest…

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Mathieu Belleville-Douelle

I love writing, words and ideas. I always want to learn and explore new fields. Committed to my values, I struggle with my inner contradictions.