Get 2 Kno Me

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Pop/hip hop artist Yaysh has returned with the romantic, emotional and sexually free ‘Get 2 Kno Me’. The track is one of a string of singles the artist has been releasing over recent months. Focusing on themes of falling in love, joy and sadness, the reggae-pop song is calming yet provocative, highlighting this culture of being afraid to fall in love.

The accompanying video uses nudity to further spread her message of vulnerability and self-esteem through mock fearless love scenes, embroidered with lighter comedy. Furthermore, she emphasises diversity and the fact you have to bare it all to truly find love, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation as Yaysh explains, “We deserve to celebrate our bodies and our beauty and sexuality and feel at home with who we are. We don’t need to be ashamed.”

Yaysh on the song and video: “Nudity is being used as a metaphor and message for baring it all because being naked is a form of completely showing yourself, at least on a physical level. It is a sign of inherent confidence in being human, that there is nothing wrong with who we are, nothing wrong with love, love making, being completely naked and showing your entirety and letting people judge. We deserve to feel comfortable in our own skin and to make love and enjoy ourselves and being human fully!

“The challenge to the listener and viewer is to take a leap, take a chance and be yourself unabashedly and from there, love, joy, acceptance and warmth follow towards oneself and the world. Everyone in this video is offering a gift to the viewer of their own vulnerability. It’s a Big Message.”

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Drag Queen Conchita Wurst goes public with HIV Diagnosis

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Conchita Wurst has revealed that she is HIV positive, adding that she has decided to make the diagnosis public because an ex-boyfriend threatened to out her. Taking to Instagram, the Austrian drag queen, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said that she “will not give anyone the right to frighten me or affect my life.”

She added: “Since I received the diagnosis, I have been in medical treatment, and for many years without interruption I have been below the detection limit, which means I am unable to transmit the virus.

Until now, I did not want to go public with this information for a number of reasons, only two of which I’ll mention: first and foremost my family, who know everything and have been supporting me since day one. I would have gladly spared them the attention connected to the hiv-status of their son, grandson and brother. Likewise, my friends have been aware of this for quite some time and are dealing with it with an impartiality, that I would wish everyone concerned.

Secondly, it is information that, in my opinion, is almost exclusively relevant to those with whom sexual contact would be an option.”

The global superstar drag queen with a beard rose to international fame when she captured hearts and minds across Europe to win the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with Rise Like A Phoenix.

She added that she hoped her decision to go public helped “lessen the stigmatisation of people who have become infected with hiv” and thanked her fans for their support.

Since her victory in Copenhagen nearly four years ago, she has gone on to use her fame to campaign for tolerance and equality. She has performed at the European Parliament and the United Nations and challenged Russian president Vladamir Putin to sit down and talk to her.