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THE QUEEN OF IRELAND

5/5

RORY O’NEILL

Director Conor Horgan has spent a couple of years following the day to day life of Ireland’s premier drag queen Panti Bliss, as well as delving into the life of Rory O’Neill, the man who plays her. Alongside wacky stage antics, there are touching interviews with O’Neill’s mother and father, and discussions about homophobia and HIV. It’s set against a backdrop of Ireland’s history of intolerance where homosexuality is concerned, but culminates gloriously in the equal marriage referendum which signalled a new country. All the while, Panti is hilarious and inspirational; a perfect snapshot of a very modern national treasure.

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The Red Issue of Attitude marks World AIDS Day on 1st December, and one of the world’s most successful gay actors Zachary Quinto appears on the cover, with an exclusive interview and shoot. Inside we have an 18 page look at the chemsex problem which has emerged in London’s gay community, and we interview YouTuber Tyler Oakley, legendary broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, pop breakout star Fleur East and author Hanya Yanagihara. Also with the download, you’ll get Attitude’s special Screamers, a 58 page supplement devoted to the horror films and TV shows we know and love.