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Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)

Outline of resources, collections and library initiatives related to key areas in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

"We took on the job of levelling the playing pitch, and made it playable, if not entirely level. But there's still a game to be played."

- Christopher Robson, Irish LGBT activist

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Video: Panti Bliss' Noble Call

In February of 2014 - in the buildup to the referendum on marriage equality, and a short time after discussing the matter candidly on an RTÉ talkshow - Ireland's leading drag performer, Panti Bliss, delivered this speech at the Abbey Theatre. The theatre's production of The Risen People would end every performance with a Noble Call, where an invited guest could address the audience on a topic of their choice. Panti delivered the final of these speeches, vividly laying out the experience of being gay even in a "respectable" society like modern Ireland. The result soon went viral, and became one of the most memorable moments of a long campaign.