You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?

Inside Out

I was a middle child. I grew up in Southeast London and I had an older brother who I emulated. He would rescue me if I got stuck up a tree, but otherwise tolerated me at best. I had a younger sister, and that brought out more of the protective side of me.

Photo by Babs Daly.

We were like the Family von Nelson, all five of us in the car going somewhere, singing harmonies, forming little pop groups at holiday camps. I started playing the piano when I was seven and I had a classical training up until age 18, all paid for by the state, which was great because my family wasn’t very well off.

Read the complete article and many more in this issue of GCN
Purchase options below
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue 337
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription. GCN

This article is from...

View Issues

Other Articles in this Issue

Editor’s Letter
From The Editor
With next year’s referendum on the eighth amendment, we’ll be revisiting the fight for Ireland’s socio-political future
The GCN Team
I’m going to watch Game of Thrones. This was my
Fócal Up
Water Cooler Chatter
We had a wonderful time at this month’s cover shoot
A Little Respect
English synthpop duo Erasure have been working solidly for 32
Panti Making A Show of Herself
Eyes, boots, bums, lips, limelight, bones and boobs — armed
Young Hearts
December 9 saw the publication of a report detailing recommendations
Drag Racers In Dublin
RuPaul’s Drag Race fans – start your engines, because three
Years and Shears
Having had one of GCN’s most interesting interviews ever with
The second episode of Q+A, GCN’s Queer and Alternative podcast
Movie Moment
A moment will be marked in movie history next March
Food for Thought
Hey Clair! For starters, tell us who your queer icon
Queer View Mirror
UK Northern Ireland’s largest party, the DUP, has spent a
The Book Guy
Stephen Boylan picks his queer reads of 2017, and what a lovely bunch of books they are…
Feature: Music
Charting The Songs We Love So Well
In 2000, when Peaches released her debut single, ‘Fuck The Pain Away’, she became an instant alt queer icon, but its exuberant two-ingers to heteronormative, patriarchal songs about sex is rooted in a truth she didn’t want to give away
Photo Feature
Body Talk
In a world where images of toned and muscled perfection are the norm, it’s hard to feel good about our bodies as they are. For this, our Health and Wellbeing issue, we put a call-out on Facebook for readers of all shapes and sizes to get naked and talk about their relationships with their bodies. We were more than surprised by the enormity and diversity of the response, and the shoot turned out to be a celebration of body positivity. Meet the gang who dared to bare all for GCN
New Year, New You
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
Mind Matters
Mind Matters
Mindfulness has become something of a buzzword, if not a bit of a cliché, in recent times. Therapist and gay man, Seán Ó Tarpaigh, prefers to call it ‘heartfulness’, and he believes it’s a practice that has particular relevance for LGBT+ people
Community Chest
LGBT Christmas Carol Service Helps Homeless
A full house attended the LGBT Carol Service on December
Sex Survey Sweeping Across Europe
The Gay Health Network (GHN) and HSE have put a
The HSE and Gay Health Network (GHN) have launched the
Opinion: Ray O’Neill
No pecs, no sex – the culture of dating apps
Shirley’s Burn Book
This month Buddy Dimare has an extra nipple, and…