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New Year, New You

Looking to efect some positive change in your life come 2018? Here’s a cornucopia of queer options to be getting on with.


There are many organisations who work all year round to officer services to LGBTs in need of support. One such organisation, Gay Switchboard Ireland (gayswitchboard.ie), always needs volunteers. If manning the phones is too daunting a prospect, you can help out in other ways, like by fundraising or helping with GSI’s Monthly Condom and Leaflet Drops.

There are plenty of other queer causes to volunteer your services to. Check these out.


Volunteer by providing a sympathetic ear or by fundraising – there are lots of ways to get involved. Visit lgbt.ie to find out how.


This national organisation, which supports LGBT+ young people, often needs volunteers. Visit belongto.org to see how you can get involved.


The DLL are taking on new volunteers for 2018. Contact info@dublinlesbianline.ie to register your interest.


The Know Now Rapid HIV testing project always needs volunteers to further their good work. Visit knownow.ie to see how you can get involved.


Dublin Pride is on June 30 this year, and there’s a whole week long festival in the lead-up. Find out more about volunteering at dublinpride.ie Of course, Dublin isn’t the only place where Pride happens. Why not sign up to give of your services in Cork (corkpride.com), Galway (galwaypride.com), Limerick (limerickpride.ie). You know it makes sense!


Make a real difference to the school lives of LGBT+ young people. Visit shoutout.ie for more information.


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This month, it's a very special edition of GCN as we celebrate our queer bodies and explore the crucial importance of self-acceptance. In our cover feature, 17 GCN readers bare all and talk to us about their relationships with their beautiful, unique physiques. Elsewhere, we offer some ideas and options for those hoping to turn over a new leaf in the new year. We also explore the meaning, and benefits of the oft-discussed but little understood concept of mindfulness. And of course, all the best community news, gossip, music, and much more!
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