Austrian singer Conchita Wurst says that an important milestone in the gay rights movement will be achieved when people stop talking about sexual orientation.

The Eurovision 2014 winner is currently pitching her biography, Ich, Conchita (I Conchita). The memoir is out now in German, with other languages to follow.

Wurst, who is known as the bearded drag queen and whose real is Tom Neuwirth, has become an LGBT rights advocate since winning Eurovision.

“The most important thing will be when we actually stop talking about sexual orientation,” the 26-year-old Wurst told told Newsbeat, a BBC blog.

“The moment we reach that point when that is not important anymore, we've reached a big goal which is a long way in front of us,” she added.