The Queen of Ireland

Friday 21 September 2018,
BP Lecture Theatre

This event is fully booked

Supported by Citi

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Pandora ‘Panti’ Bliss is part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit. She’s a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn, regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world. Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is also an accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the unsayable’.

Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBTQ rights in Ireland and his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world. This documentary follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. It takes us behind the scenes with his alter ego Panti in the year she became the symbol of Ireland’s march towards marriage equality.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the star of the film Rory O'Neil, in conversation with Deborah Seward, United Nations.

Presented in collaboration with United Nations Cinema to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Free & Equal Campaign.

Cert: 18

Age: 18+

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