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Why it's important for Ireland’s LGBT+ community to remember Declan Flynn at a Dublin Pride rally this month

In an Ireland where we have a gay Taoiseach, marriage equality, adoption rights, gender recognition and laws that prevent discrimination against LGBT+ people, it might be hard to imagine what it was like to live here exactly 35 years ago. In March 1983, a judge handed a suspended sentence to five young people who brutally, and with premeditation, murdered a gay man. With his judgement, Justice Sean Gannon, changed Ireland forever, unwittingly sparking the country’s gay movement.

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Will St Leger contrasts the disparate standards of sexual health services offered in Ireland and the UK; five of the LGBT+ community's most ardent female activists speak with us ahead of International Women’s Day; Ciara Mc Grattan catch-up with the gladiators of the Gay Games 2018; we coax some members of the Bear community out of the woods to tell us about their cuddly culture; PLUS all the best news, gossip, comedy and much more!