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Amazing Speech: What is Homophobia

Over the weekend, Rory O’Neill, who is also known as Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, made an impassioned and heartfelt speech about the nature of homophobia following the conclusion of a play at the national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey.

According to Irish publication The Journal, the debate itself stemmed from a television network’s redaction of comments made by Panti Bliss on the air earlier in the week about what constitutes homophobia. In addition to rescinding the drag queen’s comments, the network also reportedly paid off a Catholic lobbying group who was called homophobic by Panti Bliss during his time on the network.

Panti's Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre – WITH SUBTITLES

In this impassioned and incredible speech during the Feb. 1 debate, Panti Bliss defends his statements and beautifully articulates why he believes certain actions and intentions can be considered homophobic, and the real life ramifications of homophobia (including internalized homophobia) on queer people.

  

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  • March for queer rights in U.S. state Mississippi shut down by police
  • Death of one of Italy’s most popular singers sparks homophobia debate
  • Philippines University elects trans student chairperson for the first time
  • 17-year-old gay high school student suspended for wearing high heels
  • Missouri school fires teacher for planning marriage to partner of 20 years
  • Law maker in U.S. state of Wisconsin wants to label gay parents as child abuse

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  • Ireland signs Irish version of SOPA into law, kicks off new censorship regime
  • UK internet providers lose battle against three-strikes copyright law in Britain 
  • Total surveillance: American colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords
  • Police gave companies blacklist to keep union-friendly workers without a job
  • New American e-voting system cracked and taken over in less than 48 hours
  • 11-year-old kid handcuffed, taken to holding facility for being “argumentative”
  

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  • Pentagon says American citizens can be killed secretly without trial
  • SOPA replacement uses child porn as excuse to spy on 99.7% of Americans
  • London no safer for all its out-of-control surveillance says new report
  • USA, Italy & Ireland having worse per capita government debt than Greece
  • Abstinence-only sex “education” bill in Utah prohibits teaching contraception
  • PayPal wants to be the moral police for eBook shops, wants erotica to be gone
  

Winter is Coming

And so will our beautiful Knight of Flowers. Over and over again hopefully. Only two more months till the next season of Game of Thrones! My anticipation is growing strong. Other things as well.

  

Jexy and I know it

You know nothing, Jon Snow.