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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

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