Time Magazine to name Panti Bliss one of the world's most influential people

Public vote will decide her final placing

Panti Bliss is on course to be named one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world.

As part of the public vote for the Top 100 influencers Panti was described as a global champion for equality and one of Ireland’s most prominent advocates for LGBT rights.

The magazine also says that Ireland’s Yes vote was historic.

The activist and drag queen, whose real name is Rory O’Neill, is currently sitting just ahead of Mark Zuckerberg.

The public vote can be found here.