Winner of Eurovision Comes out as HIV Positive

Conchita Wurst is the Austrian Drag Queen who also doubles as a gay rights icon, came out on her Instagram page as HIV positive.  Wurst decided to out herself in an attempt to get ahead of a former lover who intended to publicly disclose the famously bearded performer’s status.

 

On her Instagram post, Wurst stated:

 

This is actually irrelevant to the public, but an ex-boyfriend is threatening to go to the public with this private information…. To my fans: The information about my HIV status may be new for you-my status is not! I am good in health and I am stronger,  more motivated than ever. Thank you for your support!

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Wurst’s post had over 4,000 comments and has over 300K followers. For her full post, visit here.