TONIGHT: Panti Bliss and Emer O’Toole Talk Gender Performance

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The Thinking Out Loud series collaboration between Concordia University and The Globe and Mail has been a hit in every way. Tonight, Irish drag queen, actress, writer and gay rights activist Panti Bliss will be speaking to Assistant Professor Emer O’Toole about her experiences. This event includes a book signing of Panti Bliss’ newly published memoirs “Woman in the Making.” Emer O’Toole has a book called Girls Will Be Girls coming out soon.

Panti Bliss has hosted the annual Alternative Miss Ireland pageant from 1996-2012 and now runs the Pantibar in Dublin. Panti Bliss’ career went viral after alleging that specific Irish journalists were homophobic on RTÉ’s The Saturday Night Show. The station responded with a payout and public apology to those who Panti bliss mentioned. In February 2014, Panti Bliss gave am impassioned speech in response in the Abbey Theatre that you can watch HERE:

Doors open at 6:30. Conversation 7 – 8:15
DB Clarke Theatre (1455 De Maisonneuve W)
tickets sold out.

The Thinking Out Loud conversation series continues with Joseph Boyden & Kate Sterns on Storytelling on March 9 and Jonathan Goldstein & Erica Lehrer on Curating Life on March 30.

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