Pet Shop Boys records new song based on a gay rights speech by drag queen Panti Bliss

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Electro outfit Pet Shop Boys have recorded a new song based on a gay rights speech made by a drag queen, which had gone viral on YouTube. reports that they recorded the track after drag queen Panti Bliss, real named Rory O'Neill, gave the speech damning homophobia in Ireland at an event held at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in February and he was praised by stars including Stephen Fry and Madonna. The West End Girls hit makers have now made their support clear by turning the speech into a new song called The Best Gay Possible, featuring 10 minutes of the speech set to trance music. According to, the song was released on Saturday 8 March on the Pet Shop Boys website. It features all 10 minutes of the speech set to a trance track. Singer Neil Tennant wrote: “Check this out” with a link to the track, which can be heard here. After the track was unveiled O'Neil took to his account to voice his approval, writing, "Pet Shop Boys made an amazing track out of my Noble Call speech. Seriously, they did."