Due for cinema release on 21st October, The Queen of Ireland, is a documentary that traces Rory O’Neil’s journey from small town Ballinrobe to striding the world’s stage as Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss. Rory/Panti came to world attention during the campaign for Equal Marriage in Ireland which culminated in a Yes vote on referendum day May22nd 2015. Catch up with all the background story via rabble’s Archive of Panti here.
A letter from a 12yr old girl to Panti Bliss Posted by her mother, Maria, on twitter here. That’s in response to the Noble Call given by Panti Bliss at the Abbey Theatre:
LGBT Noise organised a demonstration showing solidarity with Rory O’Neill (Panti Bliss) and opposing homophobia. The protest Facebook page was shared in the last day or two and a couple of thousand turned up this afternoon on South King St. outside the Gaiety Theatre. If Lucinda Creighton and the other anti-choice, anti gay rights advocates had organised a crowd a third the size of this after spending thousands of euro … Read More
It’s been hell of a week for Panti Bliss. To top off all the nonsense she has received 4 solicitors’ letters from Breda O’Brien, David Quinn, Patricia Casey, and John Murray, (all of the Iona Institute) subsequent to her comments on RTÉ’s Saturday Night Show. Notably nothing from John Waters. We’re going to show Panti a bit of solidarity and drop in tomorrow for a drink or two, we suggest you guys … Read More
The interview with Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill) on Brendan O’Connor’s Saturday Night Show was taken offline following ‘legal issues’. O’Neill was talking about homophobia and how attitudes have changed relatively quickly in Ireland. The following transcripts with thanks to Krank.ie h/t Neil before Zod “I bet every single person in this audience has a cousin or a neighbour or the guy who you work with who is a flaming queen! I … Read More