Panti Bliss giving a speech on homophobia at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin
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Drag queen Panti Bliss's viral homophobia speech

An impassioned speech by an Irish drag queen about what constitutes homophobia has been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube, prompting thousands of comments.

Panti Bliss was already an icon of Ireland's gay scene, but her profile has just rocketed. In a speech at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin at the weekend, Panti spoke of the "oppression" she feels as a gay person living in Ireland - including her own sense of internalised oppression.

Filmed by Conor Horgan

  • 06 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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