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Teenager arrested after attack on Dublin’s Pantibar

Teenager arrested after attack on Dublin’s Pantibar

A Dublin teenager has been arrested after allegedly throwing a rock covered with homophobic abuse through the window of Dublin’s Pantibar. The bar, which is run by world famous drag star Panti Bliss, is a much loved venue in the Irish captial. On Friday night a rock was thrown through one of the bar’s windows. […]

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Queen of Ireland’s Panti Bliss flagged for TV comedy-drama

Queen of Ireland’s Panti Bliss flagged for TV comedy-drama

Irish drag superstar Panti Bliss is set to have her own TV show, working in collaboration with international production company Playground. The Queen of Ireland star’s memoir has been flagged by Playground for the subject matter of the program, which is expected to be set in Bliss’ Dublin club Pantibar. The book documents Panti’s rise from […]

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Long Live The Queen! Panti Bliss hits Perth next week

Long Live The Queen! Panti Bliss hits Perth next week

Viral superstar, documentary subject and The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss has done and seen it all. After an incredible burst of popularity following her infamous speech against homophobia, Panti Bliss rose as a vanguard in Ireland’s successful fight for marriage equality. Now, Bliss is returning to her roots as a drag queen, performer and […]

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Panti Bliss to return to Australia with High Heels in Low Places

Panti Bliss to return to Australia with High Heels in Low Places

The Queen of Ireland herself, Panti Bliss, is heading to Australia for a tour of her latest show, High Heels in Low Places. The infamous drag performer’s name was heard across the world when she delivered a stirring speech against homophobia which became known thereafter as Pantigate. Now, Bliss invites audiences into her gender-discombobulating stiletto-shaped world, […]

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Sept Film Reviews: Queen of Ireland, Italian Film Fest & more

Sept Film Reviews: Queen of Ireland, Italian Film Fest & more

The Queen of Ireland | Dir: Conor Horgan | Rated: PG | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  When filmmaker Conor Horgan started making his crowd-funded documentary about Rory O’Neill and his drag queen alter-ego Panti Bliss five years ago, he could never have predicted that the ‘giant cartoon woman’ would change history. There’s some delightful home footage of a very […]

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On The Line: Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland

On The Line: Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland

Irish drag star Panti Bliss gained international respect in 2014 when she delivered a heartfelt speech about oppression. The YouTube video was watched by hundreds of thousands of people, the Pet Shop Boys even set it to music. Soon Panti was travelling the world, including an appearance at the 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but […]

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Competing Queens deliver Christmas messages

Competing Queens deliver Christmas messages

Queen Elizabeth II has been criticised for failing to address homophobic laws that remain in Commonwealth nations during her annual Christmas message. In her annual address the Queen spoke about her recent trip to a meeting of Commonwealth nations in Malta and the importance of young leaders, reflected on “moments of darkness” the world had […]

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Panti Bliss and Riyadh call out the haters in mean tweets video

Panti Bliss and Riyadh call out the haters in mean tweets video

Panti Bliss, the Queen of Ireland, has joined forced with Irish vlogger Riyadh to hop on board the “mean tweets” train and have a good chuckle at the haters. Bliss, who became an “accidental activist” after a speech she made on homophobia went viral, is now the subject of an upcoming documentary about her life […]

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Panti Bliss in first trailer for doco ‘The Queen of Ireland’

Panti Bliss in first trailer for doco ‘The Queen of Ireland’

Irish drag superstar Panti Bliss will feature in a new documentary following her journey as an ‘accidental’ activist after a speech she delivered on homophobia last year went viral around the world. ‘The Queen of Ireland’ focuses on Panti and alter-ego Rory O’Neill as he shares experiences growing up in a small Irish town to […]

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Panti Bliss is on Top of the World

Panti Bliss is on Top of the World

Irish drag queen Panti Bliss is a woman of many talents. In an Irish political scandal some refer to as ‘Pantigate’, the performer spoke out about homophobia, asserting that journalists and organisations campaigning against LGBT rights were in essence homophobic. Following the resulting controversy,. Panti was invited to Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to give a speech […]

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