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'Team Panti' tshirts sales raise €10,000 for LGBT youth services

Clare Cullen

Published 17/02/2014 | 09:51

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NOBLE CALL: The impassioned speech by Miss Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill) in the Abbey Theatre has gone viral
Off duty: Rory O'Neill aka Panti Bliss. Photo: Ronan Lang

Ireland's most famous drag queen has raised over 10,000 for BeLong To LGBT Youth services with sales of the tongue-in-cheek 'Team Panti' tshirts.

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The shirts were on sale in both Pantibar and on the BelongTo website. They were on sale for a limited time only and all of the proceeds went to the charity, which aims to combat homophobic bullying in schools.

Panti's viral oration at the Abbey Theatre has also been remixed on YouTube. The resulting song is to go up on iTunes, with all proceeds being donated to BeLong To.

'Panti's Noble Call' has been viewed over half a million times on YouTube and been translated into fifteen different languages.

It was shared by several high-profile figures including Stephen Fry and Ru Paul, which Graham Norton and Madonna publicly spoke of their support.

You can watch it here.

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