British electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys have turned an impassioned speech on homophobia into a dance track.

The speech was a response by Miss Panti Bliss, considered Ireland's top drag queen.

Panti, also known as 45-year-old Rory O'Neill, delivered the speech on February 1 at Ireland's national theater, the Abbey, following fallout from a television appearance on RTE.

During the broadcast, O'Neill was asked to weigh in on anti-gay attitudes in Ireland. He said a few columnists were “horrible and mean about gays” and, when pressed for names, he named two columnists and a small Catholic group opposed to marriage equality.

Those mentioned threatened RTE and O'Neill with legal action, arguing that they had been unfairly labeled as homophobes.

Appearing as Panti, O'Neill delivered his rebuttal in an eloquent 10-minute speech that has since gone viral.

“Have any of you ever come home in the evening and turned on the television and there is a panel of people – nice people, respectable people, smart people, the kind of people who make good neighborly neighbors and write for newspapers,” Panti told the Abbey audience. “And they are having a reasoned debate about you. About what kind of a person you are, about whether you are capable of being a good parent, about whether you want to destroy marriage, about whether you are safe around children, about whether God herself thinks you are an abomination, about whether in fact you are 'intrinsically disordered.' And even the nice TV presenter lady who you feel like you know thinks it's perfectly okay that they are all having this reasonable debate about who you are and what rights you 'deserve.'”

“And that feels oppressive.”

“Three weeks ago I was on the television and I said that I believed that people who actively campaign for gay people to be treated less or differently are, in my gay opinion, homophobic. Some people, people who actively campaign for gay people to be treated less under the law took great exception at this characterization and threatened legal action against me and RTÉ. RTÉ, in its wisdom, decided incredibly quickly to hand over a huge sum of money to make it go away. I haven't been so lucky.”

“And for the last three weeks I have been lectured by heterosexual people about what homophobia is and who should be allowed identify it. Straight people – ministers, senators, lawyers, journalists – have lined up to tell me what homophobia is and what I am allowed to feel oppressed by. People who have never experienced homophobia in their lives, people who have never checked themselves at a pedestrian crossing, have told me that unless I am being thrown in prison or herded onto a cattle train, then it is not homophobia.”

“And that feels oppressive.”

(Listen to the dance track at Soundcloud.)