Panti Bliss

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Panti Bliss, real name Rory O’Neill, pictured with the outfit worn by him when he made the ‘Noble Call’ speech  as it goes on display in the National Museum of Ireland,  Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Rory O’Neill, also known as Panti Bliss, has described how advances in anti retroviral drugs to treat HIV meant he never felt “hopeless” despite the “(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at  the White House in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s almost a year since the world felt a little colder, a little less caring and a little less recognisable. For some the election of Donald Trump as(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

A scene from ThisIsPopBaby’s Riot. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

What links Tayto crisps, Panti Bliss, Roscommon GAA, Irish dancing and Jesus? The answer is Riot, the extraordinary mash-up of theatre, variety, dance(...)

‘Riot’ by THISISPOPBABY: ‘a “genderf*ckery-filled variety show that delivers a titillating cocktail of theatre, dance, performance art, and music’

Ronan Brady is a fine figure of a man. It’s a description you won’t hear too many former intercounty footballers use to describe a one-time opponent,(...)

Workers with the Pantibar sign. Photograph: Pantibar/Facebook

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the retention of the Pantibar sign outside the eponymous gay bar on Dublin’s Capel Stre(...)

Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, said at the dotMED conference: ‘What is better? Protect people from getting a life-changing condition and one that is much more expensive to treat afterwards or give them preventative treatment?’

Self-confessed “accidental activist” Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, has said that people at risk of contracting HIV should be given pre-exposure proph(...)

  The organisers of the Outing were “walking on sunshine” on Sunday as they celebrated record numbers attending the third annual matchmaki(...)

 Cork’s inclusive choral group in rehearsal in the Rory Gallagher Theatre. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A community choir embracing gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight singers has this weekend launched a charity single to raise funds for the Yes campa(...)

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