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Seeking Sanctuary

Interview by Aoife Moriarty.

35 year-old asylum-seeker Clarice Mhonderwa is originally from Zimbabwe. When you meet her for the first time, her positive attitude, gentle spirit and calm nature all make an impression. But when speak to her on the phone a few months after our original interview in Dublin, she sounds different.

Photograph by Hazel Coonagh.

“I feel crushed, to be honest,” she admits. The reason is that her application for refugee status has been rejected after a three-year wait. She has appealed the decision, but isn’t sure how long the next stage will take, or whether her appeal will be successful.

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In this month’s bumper celebration of wedded bliss, we talk to loved-up couples who enjoyed the biggest day of their lives in 2018 and get some insider info on organising the main event. Not content with bringing you all the news that matters, your favourite magazine’s history of matchmaking is revealed as we talk to couples who met through the pages of GCN. Alongside a one-stop directory of wedding day info, we have some handy etiquette tips for attendees and a history of the battle for same-sex marriage around the globe. We continue our series of interviews with LGBT+ asylum seekers in the Direct Provision system and author Darragh Martin speaks about his new book, Future Popes of Ireland. It’s a jam-packed October issue!

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Editor’s Letter
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What Would Be The Theme Of Your Big Day?
FOCÁL UP!
A Fearless Champion of Equality For All
GCN has launched a petition for the 2019 Pride Parade to march through the main streets of Dublin.
The countdown timer is ticking for the Irish cinema release of Under The Clock.
Irish choreographer extraordinaire, James Berkery (pictured) will have his mad skills blown large on the big screen with the release of the short dance film Four Quartets.
Mark O'Connell's queer ode to 80's movies.
Sunday, September 23 was the official worldwide Bi Visibility Day.
Pop Sensation Saara Alto talks coming out and her upcoming gig in Dublin.
Another month, another clerical abuse scandal. Germany, Australia, Chile, the
Lisa Connell visits the fabulous Farnham Estate; the place where mini-’moon dreams are made.
What’s keeping Stephen Boylan up at night this month?
Books Interview
Darragh Martin, authour of Future Popes Of Ireland talks to Peter Dunne about inspirations, dark comedy and the place for religion in a country slowing losing its own.
While many gay male couples in Ireland have had children using surrogate pregnancies, the current legalities around surrogacy in Ireland are difficult at best. A new bill will aim to iron out the issues, but legal professionals and LGBT+ organisations are raising major issues with its current shape, while for one gay couple the delay with its introduction has proven untenable.
Here is the current state of marriage equality worldwide.
Real Weddings
We speak to married couples who met through the classified ads section of GCN.
There’s plenty of wedding etiquette available for happy couples approaching their big day, but what about the guests?
Our Wedding Party
Our City Wedding
Our Dream Wedding In Donegal
Our Prom-Themed Wedding
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The best LGBT+ friendly wedding suppliers across Ireland.
Community Chest
“I’m in a bad dream,” says former mental health worker, Clarice Mhonderwa from Zimbabwe, who has just had her application for asylum in Ireland turned down. Ater three years waiting in the Direct Provision system, unable to work and on a basic allowance of €21.60 a week, Clarice now faces the possibility of returning to a country where LGBT+ people are characterised as “worse than dogs”
Star of the groundbreaking BBC sitcom Boy Meets Girl, actress and comedian Rebecca Root makes history as the irst trans actor playing a trans character in professional Irish theatre in Rathmines Road, staged as part of the upcoming Dublin Theatre Festival.
The rise of unlimited choice and seeming availability has left us unable to enjoy one thing without the fear that we’re missing out on something better, turning us into FOMOsexuals.
Angela Fusciardi, CBB's Rodrigo, Coleen Nolan, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj are all in Shirley's Burn Book this month.