Irish drag queen Panti Bliss - also known as Rory O’Neill - took to the stage at Dublin's Abbey Theatre to make an impassioned 10-minute speech about homophobia in Ireland.
Panti has been the subject of controversy in Ireland for weeks, after accusing the Catholic lobbying group the Iona Institute and several national newspaper columnists of "homophobia" on the national broadcaster RTÉ.
RTÉ promptly paid €85,000 in damages to four Institute members, and to Irish Times columnists John Waters and Breda O'Brien. All six complainants were offered the chance of right of reply, or to take part in a debate on the issue on a future edition of the Saturday Night Show, but all turned these down.
On the day of Panti's speech, journal.ie reports that around 2,000 people also protested in Dublin against RTÉ's attitude towards homophobia.