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At the beginning of February, activist Rory O'Neill, also known as drag queen Panti Bliss, took the stage after a performance of James Plunkett’s 1913 Lockout drama The Risen People in the national theatre, and gave an impassioned speech on homophobia that took the internet by storm.

Last week, the Pet Shop Boys released "Oppressive (The Best Gay Possible), an activist anthem for the new age featuring Panti's speech. This week comes a "slow mix" of the track wih an accompanying video featuring a montage of homophobia-related clips.

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  1. I love Panti. He is an incredible orator.

    I have watched his speech several times and each time I well up in tears by it.

    Posted by: MaryM | Mar 14, 2014 2:30:35 PM

  2. When I and all of us now here are dead, let it be remembered forever that at the beginning of the twenty first century a religious church designated gay people as "intrinsically disordered".

    Let the phrase "intrinsically disordered" take it place with the phrase 'untermenschen' of the nineteen thirties.

    And thank you forever Miss Panti.
    You are saying the magic words, you are saying them for all of us.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 14, 2014 2:32:43 PM

  3. Sorry, but I don't think a drag queen named "Pandora Panty Bliss" is the best spokeswoman for gay men. This kind of thing simply reinforces the homophobic stereotype that gay men want to be girls.

    Posted by: Tony | Mar 14, 2014 4:18:14 PM

  4. @ TONY :

    You obviously have no clue about the Court Case behind Miss Panti's definitive speech.

    She was sued because she expressed free speech.
    The extreme right wingers in Ireland sued her.
    I think most people know enough of us to appreciate that we don't want to be girls !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 14, 2014 4:35:27 PM

  5. You are right Tony, would you like to get in a time machine and tell the drag queens and trans girls NOT to riot, because it might just stereotype gay men?

    Posted by: Qj201 | Mar 14, 2014 4:38:05 PM

  6. Sorry. Unwatchable.

    Posted by: will | Mar 14, 2014 4:38:59 PM

  7. Tony, sorry but I don't think that uptight gay men who are so upset about being considered effeminate that they feel the need to disparage anyone who doesn't fit into their tight little definition of what it takes to be a man is a good spokesperson for gay men either. It simply reinforces cultural oppression of men who don't fit into that narrow field. A man in a dress often has a lot more courage than a man trying to pass as straight.

    Posted by: Daniel | Mar 14, 2014 4:48:08 PM

  8. Wow Tony, Guess what? Rory (Panti) doesn't want to be a woman either. It's just how he entertains (IE: JOB).
    He is being sued for calling out a homophobe as homophobic, and that's all you can say?


    Posted by: marc | Mar 14, 2014 5:53:34 PM

  9. I think Tony might know Rick very well--especially when there is a mirror in view.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 14, 2014 5:59:31 PM

  10. Thank you! More Panti! Less Glambert & Caca.

    Posted by: don't a tell la | Mar 14, 2014 6:36:43 PM

  11. Panti for President.

    Posted by: MaryM | Mar 14, 2014 9:09:04 PM

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