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THE INTER NATIONAL DUBLIN GAY THEATRE FESTIVAL

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival was founded on January 31, 2004 – prompted by a few events. In 1993, just after we had been decriminalised, I staged the Irish premiere of La Cage Aux Folles in the Rupert Guinness Theatre and at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera. Seven gay actors turned down the leading role of Albin/Zaza. We were six weeks into rehearsals when I reluctantly (as I was the director) stepped into the role noone would play. I won the Best Male Performer at WIFLO and as adjudicator Cathal MacCabe said, “This festival will never be the same again!”

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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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