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No: 18 ZAPPONE & GILLIGAN V REVENUE COMMISSIONERS 2006

My first memory of Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan was seeing them on the news in October 2006, outside the Four Courts, as they began their quest through the Irish courts to have their Canadian marriage recognised here in Ireland. They had married in Vancouver in September 2003, months after marriage equality had been introduced in British Colombia. It was the first time I had seen a lesbian couple talk about their love, their deep commitment to each other, and their long-term relationship in public. It was the first time I had seen or heard about a married lesbian couple. It seems funny now, but we lived in a different country then. A less equal, less open, more frightened one.

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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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