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 hand. I know the kind of people that were there. I know the fun that they were having. I know the freedom that they felt to be able to be themselves, totally. I know the boys that they were kissing and I know the music they were dancing to. Because I have kissed those very same boys and I have danced to that very same music. I have never been to Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and yet I’ve spent some of the best times of my life there.”

Every minute of this speech is worth your time.