This drag queen’s brilliant response to homophobia will move you to tears

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Ireland’s “most fabulous” drag queen has issued a remarkable speech about homophobia in the Irish national theater, the Abbey.

Watch Panti Bliss’ inspirational call to those who demean gay people as she questions why the gay community should be made to put up with “reasoned debates about you and what rights you deserve or don’t deserve.”

“Sometimes I hate myself. I f*cking hate myself, because I check myself when I stand at pedestrian crossings.

“And sometimes, I hate you for doing that to me.” The speech was prompted by the Irish broadcaster RTE paying damages to anti-gay rights campaigners that Panti described as homophobic.

Prepare to be moved to tears by one of the most honest, brutal, and articulate speeches you will see in a long time: