Pub landlady, performer, writer, speechifier, gender discombobulist, and national treasure Panti Bliss returns to the airwaves for the month of May on Dublin music station TXFM, which can be found at 105.2 FM on the wireless whatsit.
The Sunday Service takes in ‘The Fear’-inducing hours of 9am-12noon.
SS host Dee Reddy writes:
I’m delighted to welcome Panti to Sunday Service and back on the airwaves with me. Aunty Panti’s been very busy this past year, so I’ve a lot of my own problems I’ll need her to cover.
We’d love to hear from as many people as possible, so if you have a personal issue you’d like to hear broadcast to a wider audience (and who wouldn’t?) please drop us a line at Dee.Reddy@TXFM.ie before Thursday 16th April.
“Like the other MEPs, I have been inundated with emails claiming that this report represents an attack on the freedom of speech – because it condemns homophobia. It is deeply ironic because in Ireland at the moment, you have a real attack on the freedom of speech.
National broadcaster, RTE, has censored Rory O’Neill for calling out homophobia, even worse than that, it has paid out 85,000 euros reportedly in damages to those accused of homophobia.
It’s an attack by the right wing conservative forces in Ireland, acceded to by RTE, designed to censor debate in advance of a likely referendum on marriage equality. We must refuse to be silenced.
When John Waters says that gay marriage is ‘a kind of satire’, that is homophobia.
When Breda O’Brien says ‘equality must take second place to the common good’, that is homophobia.
When the Iona Institute campaign against gay marriage because it is gay marriage, that is homophobia.
In the words of Rory O’Neill, these people should get the hell out of our lives.”