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“It’s a fucking ten minute speech on homphobia – I’m surprised anyone clicked on it at all! Honestly, I have no money, and no power – my only weapon was making a noise.”

Panti Bliss, awarded the Editor’s Special Award at the Attitude [magazine] Awards 2014 last night.

G’wan The Panti!

Drag queen Panti Bliss receives Editor’s Special Award (Attitude)

(H/T: Buzz O’Neill)

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Panti Bliss gave Amnesty’s annual pride lecture in Belfast at the weekend. She also wrote that, before she dies, she’d like to get married in Belfast during the festival

Patrick Corrigan writes:

But how long will she have to wait [to get married in Belfast]? Northern Ireland looks set to become an equality backwater for the LGBTI community as equal marriage for same-sex couples is introduced in the rest of the UK and Ireland (if passed in the constitutional referendum next Spring), but not in NI, as the Stormont’s biggest party, the DUP, continues to block moves to introduce legislation.

Previously: Miss Panti And The Kindness Of Strangers


Update: Panti spoke with Matt Frei on Channel 4 News this evening.



[Fintan O’Toole at the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) Annual Conference in the RDS last November]

It’s good that most of those who oppose gay marriage love and respect and cherish individual gay people, though they should hardly expect a pat on the back for not hating their fellow citizens. But they need to recognise that that’s not enough.

The whole point of the law is that it’s not about giving people equal status because you like them. It’s about freeing people from subjection to the arbitrariness of other people’s benevolence. Gay men and lesbians shouldn’t have to care one way or the other whether the members of the Iona Institute love them or not. Just as the rest of us shouldn’t measure the rights of our fellow citizens by what they get up to in bed.

Full equality often has to wait while mainstream opinion catches up (Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times)

Earlier: Miss Panti Goes To Europe

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