International Day Against Homophobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia.

I’m not going to say much about it except to point towards a youtube video – one of the most articulate speeches of recent years about the topic.

It is an unlikely person speaking in an unlikely location – a drag queen called Panti Bliss speaking at the end of of a production in the Abbey Theatre in Ireland.

Lots of people will have seen it. If you haven’t, take a look.

The next time you hear a straight church leader speaking about how it is not actually homophobic to take actions which work to the detriment of gay and lesbian people remember this speech. And ask who is best placed to decide what is homophobic and what isn’t.


  1. Wow! Powerful video. Thank you, Kevin.

  2. Thanks for posting the link to this video. I found it deeply moving.

  3. margaret of the sea of galilee says

    Brilliant piece of reflection! Thank you.

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