Tag Archives: Panti Bliss

Panti Bliss On Orlando And Homophobia [VIDEO]

JMG reader Gerard tips us to the below speech from legendary Irish activist Panti Bliss, who this week headlined ILGA-Europe’s Equality Gala in Brussels. Watch as Panti speaks stirringly about homophobia and the Orlando massacre. A key quote: “I’ve never been to Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, but that doesn’t matter because I know it like the back of my ...

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Queen Panti Issues Holiday Message [VIDEO]

Yesterday Queen Elizabeth issued her holiday message. Today we get a holiday message from Ireland’s monarch, Queen Panti Bliss, which was delivered via the national broadcaster, RTE.  The Independent reports: The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss, has delivered a rousing alternative Christmas Day Message to rival the Queen of England’s annual message. Panti’s ten minute speech called on the nation ...

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Panti Bliss Makes Most Influential Europeans List

Irish civil rights goddess Panti Bliss has been ranked at #12 in Politico‘s annual list of the 28 most-influential Europeans. From their bio: The outspoken queen captured the public imagination in a country that didn’t decriminalize gay sex until 1993. O’Neill was surprised himself. He charts it up to the fact that drag queens, often considered “fun” and almost “cartoonish” in ...

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IRELAND: Panti Bliss Moves In Mysterious Ways For U2 At Dublin Concert [VIDEO]

Entertainment Ireland reports: It was a night for the locals as U2 welcomed a few familiar faces on stage at 3Arena last night. During a performance of Mysterious Ways, the stage got 100% more fabulous when Panti Bliss strutted on stage and shook what God gave her. As the song finished up, Bono and Panti shared a few words on ...

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TRAILER: The Queen Of Ireland

Today’s news out of Ireland reminded to tell you that the Panti Bliss documentary, The Queen Of Ireland, which is now playing there, will open on Friday in Northern Ireland, where a gay couple married in England yesterday filed suit over their “devalued” relationship status, which became a mere civil partnership once they crossed the border to return home. The ...

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Colin Farrell Celebrates Ireland Marriage

Colin Farrell appeared on the Tonight Show on Thursday where he celebrated Ireland’s marriage referendum and mocked the response of the Catholic Church. At the end of the clip below, he mentions the photo of Gerry Adams and Panti Bliss that was brought up in the JMG interview published today.

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JMG Interview: Ireland’s Panti Bliss

A few day after Ireland’s historic marriage referendum, I interviewed activist / drag legend Panti Bliss for Pride Magazine. An edited version of the interview is now in print and the full interview is below. JMG: First of all, huge congratulations on the marriage referendum! What’s it like to find yourself on the front pages of newspapers and websites around ...

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Pride Magazine Relaunches As Pride Life

For its 17th annual issue Pride Magazine has changed its name slightly and you’ll soon find it stacked around the gayborhoods as Pride Life – which is the same name as its sister publication in the UK. Inside you’ll find my interview with the always hilarious Panti Bliss, which I’ll excerpt here once the physical copies hit the streets.

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NEW YORK CITY: Panti Bliss To Perform Five Shows At Irish Arts Center

Via press release: On the heels of the recent Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland, Irish Arts Center is proud to present Ireland’s High Queen, National Treasure, Performance Giant and Accidental Activist Panti in her smash-hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Brought to New York City by Irish production company THISISPOPBABY, High Heels in Low Places runs at Irish ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Panti Bliss

RELATED: Just in via press release: “For 2015, Pride Toronto will co-host with The 519 the highly-anticipated outdoor soirée Starry Night, with guest of honor Panti Bliss, the famous Irish equal marriage advocate and drag queen extraordinaire (Thursday, June 25).”

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Panti Bliss: I’m Drunk On Yes

“Yes. It’s such a little word but today it feels so big. YES. Has one simple syllable ever meant so much before? Not to me anyway. I’ve never asked anyone to marry me, but today it feels like I asked a whole country to marry me and they said Yes. And I’m delighted. Ecstatic. I’m over the gay moon and ...

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Happy St. Panti’s Day!

Wow. @PantiBliss arrives and the crowd chants Panti! Panti! Panti! #MarRef pic.twitter.com/IP7YISn0u3 — Ty Wesley Cobb (@tywesleycobb) May 23, 2015 @PantiBliss media scrum as she arrives at #dublincastle for #MarRef result. #Yes #YesEquality pic.twitter.com/oQhwPJ5Ayb — Bobby (@bobbysands81) May 23, 2015 [email protected] feeling the love #MarRef pic.twitter.com/DbhCa40XGN— Conor Humphries.ie (@reutersConorH) May 23, 2015

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Tweet Of The Day – Panti Bliss

The polls close in 90 minutes.

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IRELAND: Will It Be A Yes For Equality?

Posted yesterday’s by Britain’s Channel 4: “Ireland is just days away from the world’s first referendum on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. We meet the Yes votes in the capital cities and the No voters in the country towns.”

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Rory O’Neill: What It Means If We Lose

“We were filming an interview on May 8th 2015 with Rory O’Neill, perhaps better known for his alter-ego, ‘Panti Bliss’, and when we heard his answer to a question about the Marriage Equality Referendum, we felt it was important to share it publicly before the referendum on May 22nd.”

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Irish Haters: Hitler Was A Homosexual
And Gay People Are All Pedophiles

Panti Bliss writes: “Today in Hate Mail. Good Lord but the gays really do bring out the nuts!” A commenter on her Facebook page observes:  “The odd spelling is often a sign that this kind of sickening hate speech was written by American evangelist types. ‘Pedophile’ is how they spell paedophile in the US, and it’s clearly not a typo ...

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Quote Of The Day – Rory O’Neill

“I don’t believe the polls for a single second because if you dig into them you can see that support is very soft. Most people in Ireland are very fair-minded so if you say to them ‘do you think gay people should be treated as everyone else?’ they will reply ‘yes, of course we do.’ But people in Ireland are ...

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Panti Bliss: May 23rd Could Be So Gay That The Earth’s Orbit Is Affected

Drag legend Panti Bliss points out to the Irish Sun that not only will the results of Ireland’s marriage referendum be official on May 23rd, the Eurovision finals are also that day. Panti: “May 23rd has the potential to be so gay that the Earth’s orbit is affected.” Embiggen the image to read the full story.

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Panti Bliss To Perform In New York City

Irish drag legend and activist Panti Bliss grand-marshaled last year’s St. Pat’s For All Parade in Queens and she returns to New York City in June for two shows at the Irish Arts Center. Join Ireland’s High Queen, National Treasure, Performance Giant and Accidental Activist Panti in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti Bliss landed ...

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IRELAND: Drag Star/Activist Panti Bliss Wows Crowd With Dublin TEDx Talk

Andy Towle provides some of the transcript: “Everyday I am jealous of straight people because that tiny intimate expression of affection has never once been mine…I am jealous of that because gay people do not get to hold hands in public without first considering the risk…We look around to see where are we, who’s around, what kind of place is ...

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