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30 YEARS OF LGBT+ THEATRE IN IRELAND

 30 Years Of LGBT+ Theatre In Ireland

In 1996, Gerard Stembridge’s play The Gay Detective made its Irish premiere. Set before 1993’s decriminalisation of homosexality, its candid look at gay sexuality was a blast of fresh, subversive air for a theatre-going public unused to such frank portrayals. More importantly, the play was a huge success. It seemed not only was the country beginning to acknowledge the existence of queer theatre, but its artists were more than ever determined to create it.

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About GCN

We’re celebrating 30 years of GCN this month, that’s three decades and 340 issues of Ireland’s beloved queer magazine, and what a time of incredible change for LGBT+ people in Ireland our pages have documented over that time! In this very special issue, with a cover specially created by artist Will St Leger, 30 columnists remember 30 moments that changed Ireland of 30 years. From decriminalisation to marriage equality, and everything in between, there’s a lot of reading and a lot or reminiscing in this bumper collector’s edition. It’s literally everything you ever wanted to know about queer Ireland. Dig in now and get reading!

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