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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Panti

All time
# the fairies
The Irish Fairy Door Co provided Pantibar with a tiny fairy door in response to Friday's brick incident
Píteoga galore.
# queen of ireland
Complaints made to RTÉ about Panti Bliss trailer before Six Nations rugby and the Angelus
Both complaints were rejected by the BAI.
# Capel Street
Controversial LED Pantibar sign will stay up after being classed as 'exceptional' case
An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the sign citing “cultural significance”.
# panti barred
Panti to "fight tooth and acrylic nail" to save LED Pantibar sign
The backlit sign has fallen foul of planning rules.
# queen of ireland
Panti Bliss has been picked by Time Magazine for their worldwide Top 100 Poll
She’s currently sitting just ahead of Mark Zuckerberg.
# Panti
Panti Bliss will deliver a 'Queen of Ireland's Christmas Message' on TV3 this year
The true queen shall address her nation.
# two sides to a story
Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?
Rory O’Neill doesn’t think so.
# the queen of ireland
Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud
A new documentary looks at Panti Bliss and the story of marriage equality in Ireland.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
The homeless crisis, Kevin McGuigan’s murder and suicides linked to the Ashley Madison hack had people talking.
# not neon
Panti defends 'gorgeous' sign amid complaints
“It’s a beautiful landmark for an often overlooked street.”
# beacon of light
Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
We have an awful lot of work to do…
# storming the castle
"Are you going to send me all the way around in these heels" - Panti's (very) eventful arrival
TheJournal.ie just joined Panti on a triumphant walk through Dublin city centre.
# I'm in
Panti has a message for Breda O'Brien
O’Brien said she’d like to face Panti in a public debate.
# marriage ref
'What mother wouldn't want this for her children?': New video campaign urges Yes vote
The Yes side has launched a new website urging people to contribute video messages.
Voices
Opinion: Hold hands or hide? I'm going to stop adjusting my life to suit everyone else
I am fed up with being worried about other people’s reactions. My new year’s resolution is to hold my boyfriend’s hand when we walk down the street.
# Coming Out
'Have you ever been to Pantibar?' - Enda Kenny slags Leo Varadkar about getting there first
Minister Varadkar is the first government minister to publicly announce that he is gay.
# All the little things
Panti's Tedx talk: 'I'm 45 and I've never got to hold hands in public without first considering the risk'
The talk received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Voices
Opinion: The Taoiseach visiting Pantibar shows we will no longer be hidden away
The image of the head of government in a gay bar – once an utterly unimaginable event – sends a powerful signal to all of society about the status of LGBT people in our society.
# spar guy
The man behind the 'Spar Guy' Facebook status has spoken out
He said the post was never meant to be seen by the public.
# Pantigate
"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show
Panti, aka Rory O’Neill, was back with Brendan last night.
# Pantigate
Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night
Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.
# over to you
In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland
Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…
# crowdfunding
"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.
# the queen of ireland
Would you like to help fund a documentary about Panti Bliss?
Here’s how you can.
# get tested
Panti: "As someone who is HIV positive, I would encourage everybody to get tested"
A study has found that the vast majority of gay men see the risk of contracting HIV as unlikely, even as diagnosis rates have increased.
# Pantigate
Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.
# Pantigate
Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today
An interview in today’s Sunday Independent has generated much debate.
# bliss in NYC
"No biggie": Rory O'Neill honoured at New York ceremony
Earlier, his alter-ego Panti made an appearance at the St Pat’s For All parade in Queens.
# Dublin
Drumroll, please... The Grand Marshall of the Paddy's Day parade is...
He’s certainly an able spokes-man.*
# over to you
In Your Words: Being a gay teenager in Ireland
Homophobia can be expressed overtly – but it can also be casual, insidious and suffocating. Here, six teenagers tell their stories.
# Noble Cause
Panti's inspiring speech about oppression is now a charity single
A music video for the remix of Panti’s Noble Call was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend.
# Pantigate
Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE
Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – also revealed that more than one political party has approached him about running.
Voices
Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ
RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
Praise for Panti as SF told: ‘Sectarianism is no different to racism, sexism or homophobia’
The recent homophobia controversy, the peace process, and the economy were all discussed at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Wexford today.
# Pantigate
RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’
Solicitor Kevin Brophy claimed RTÉ’s version was “grossly misleading”, adding that Waters proposed the charitable donation.
# noble sprawl
WATCH: Panti's Noble Call discussed on BBC news
Pantigate continues to spread across the world.
# Pantigate
‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate
TDs from across the house questioned RTÉ’s handling of the affair, but Pat Rabbitte says he won’t interfere.
# Dáil
‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse
Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.
Voices
Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?
Guess what? Traditional media no longer gets to dictate we can (or should) care about – as Panti Bliss, Pussy Riot and a host of other activists and individuals have proved, writes Lisa McInerney.