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Binding With Red Tape

Back in college, we had to study Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. You’re probably familiar with the story - two men sit around, waiting for a third to appear. Their wait is indefinite and uncertain and the character is mysterious. This is what transitioning in Ireland is like, only imagine the third figure to be the HSE.

When I started my transition back in 2015, my main reference point was Max from The L Word. Aside from the dodgy mid-‘00s representation, I don’t even want to try and count the times I rewound each episode just to watch Max discover his own transness, and through him, I found the words to express my own.

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Welcome to our continued celebration of Pride across this beautiful country. The organisers of Pride festivals yet to happen explain what we can expect. There’s a report from Black Pride in London and a photo essay capturing events at Dublin Pride, Trans Pride and Alternative Pride. Inside, we look at Love Sensation – the new queer music and arts festival, and explore the GAZE Film Festival and its opening night film - Deep In Vogue. GCN celebrates 20 years of the incredible LINC, and the Gay Men's Health Service moves to a new location. There's an interview with the delightfully original painter Delmas Howe while The Diceman gets a touching feature looking at his enduring legacy. The community share their stories on the truth behind transitioning in Ireland, finding the courage to openly embrace their sexuality after leaving home and a HIV Positive activist speaks about improving access to sexual health services. For the second issue in a row, we happily and wholeheartedly say – Happy Pride everyone.