Friday January 24, 2020

Paperback of the week

Memoir: Woman in the Making: A Memoir. By Rory O’Neill. Hachette Books Ireland, €13. Reviewed by Nadine O’Regan.

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

5th July, 2015
Panti Bliss: ‘There were no gays in my world’

What a difference a year makes. In just one year and a handful of months, Rory O’Neill – aka Ireland’s most famous drag queen Panti Bliss – has become a human rights icon, helping achieve equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and doing it in high heels, a tight dress and lashings of red lipstick too.

As anyone not under a rock knows, O’Neill’s fame was achieved partly through...

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