Watch: Panti Delivers Powerful Speech At Abbey Theatre

The moving and compelling speech came in the wake of viewer complaints, RTÉ payouts and a large-scale Dublin city centre protest organised by LGBT Noise.

Panti during her speech at the Abbey Theatre

On Saturday night, Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss took to the stage of the Abbey Theatre to deliver a powerful and emotionally charged speech about homophobia in modern Ireland.

O’Neill talks about feeling oppressed as a gay man, his Saturday Night Show experience, and the subsequent apology and payout issued by RTE.

The speech came after a performance of James Plunkett’s 1913 Lockout drama The Risen People.

Following the speech, Panti was given a well-deserved standing ovation.

Watch here.

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