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Dragging The Haters

WATCH: Irish Drag Queen Gives AMAZING Speech On Gay Rights

If you can’t wait for the next season of RuPaul‘s Drag Race, we’ve got a video that may hold you over for a while.

Irish drag queen Panty Bliss (government name: Rory O’Neill) is getting a ton of attention for an amusing, passionate, and heartfelt speech against homophobia in Ireland.

The country is gearing up for a showdown on marriage equality, and the issue has brought out the anti-equality haters.

Panty decided not to take this one lying down, and over the course of 10 minutes proceeds to take down one of the most insidious types of homophobia: the discussions of “intelligent” and respectable people debating whether or not LGBT people should have equal rights.

It’s a great watch, and it’s nice to see a drag queen reading our enemies instead of another drag queen (or audience member) for a change.

On:           Feb 4, 2014
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    • andy_d

      I have been fortunate to have seen Miss Panty perform and have met her. It is wonderful to see that she is as articulate as she is talented and delightful.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimbryant

      I think his name “Miss Panty” is offensive to women.

      I can also understand why he’d be for gay rights. Where would drag queens be without misguided gay men to fake-flatter them for their “talents”, such as miming?

      Gay Irishmen need to stop living in a drag-infused bubble and get out into the real world.

      Feb 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan225

      You evidently don’t know anything about Panti. The name came from a time performing in Japan when he wore short skirts and it was a word that the locals knew and used themselves. Also, of course he is for gay rights? He is gay himself and a HIV+ business owner, not just known for his “talents”. Ireland is far from a “drag-infused bubble”. There are about 4 clubs in the capital and the drag culture is entirely different to the US

      Feb 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thebells1

      Wow, that was amazing.

      She really paints the picture well. I hope she changes the hearts of a lot of people. I am sorry she had to go through such trouble for calling an orange an orange.

      Keep on keeping on Panti, you are beautiful!

      Feb 5, 2014 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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