EBU RESPONSE SLAMS ANTI GAY LEGISLATION
Eurovision Ireland has just received a letter from Mr Jon Ola Sand (Eurovision Executive Supervisor) and Mr Sietse Bakker (Eurovision Event Supervisor) in response to our recent “open letter” concerning the growing anti LGBT legislation in parts of Europe.
Firstly we are very happy to hear that the EBU is also concerned with the growing anti LGBT legislation taking place and recognise that it is a concern for them too.
Secondly they have said that they want to support the LGBT community just like they have supported the contest over the decades.
They did admit that the Eurovision Song Contest is not a direct vehicle to interact with governments on their legislation but importantly an opportunity to bring people from all races, gender and sexual orientation together.
We here at Eurovision Ireland are very thankful for Mr Sand’s and Bakker’s response to our letter. We have responded to them suggesting the formation a ”Eurovision Fan Reference Group” that can meet on-line to begin with, to discuss how Eurovision can develop and hopefully enlighten people’s beliefs of “We are one” and ultimately feedback to the EBU for consideration.