Blowing out the Bosco "AIDS" myth

There has been a myth circulating for years that one of the presenters of 1970s RTE children's series Bosco died of AIDS.

Its complete shite actually. In fack the presenter is alive and well and still acting. Its incredible the prejudice against gay men and people with HIV that a man whose sexuality was not a major secret was assumed to have been consumed by the "gay plague." In fact he just a year or two ago did an excellent series of drag mimics of a major female politician and even the Taoiseach's now ex-mistress!

Comments

Anonymous said…
oh my god always thought that was true, just shows you what ireland is like. just took it for fact because why would someone make it up. guess they do though. sick
Anonymous said…
It was Philip who they said had died of Aids not your man whos on Bull Island whos name I think was Frank or something.
tarkus said…
good AIDS or bad AIDS?
katie said…
Yeah. It was definitely Philip that rumour was about. Not Frank Twomey, who appeared on bull Island and other productions..mainly dressed as characters such as Mary O'Rourke, Celia Larkin, Willie O'Dea, and David Trimble.
katie said…
Yeah. It was definitely Philip that rumour was about. Not Frank Twomey, who appeared on bull Island and other productions..mainly dressed as characters such as Mary O'Rourke, Celia Larkin, Willie O'Dea, and David Trimble.

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