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Water Cooler Chatter

When he appeared last month on Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad podcast, out actor Andrew Scott (pictured) made a link between the “insidious” nature of sex education in schools and misogyny, rape and homophobia. He said: “I think if we can get rid of misogyny, we can get rid of a huge amount of homophobia. Because the idea of homophobia is founded in if you act a little bit feminine that’s a bad thing. You have to act in a particular way.”

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“I believe that we are never more beautiful than we are now,” says photographer Paul Connell, who shot the cover of our second annual queer elders issue. Inside his photo-feature celebrates ageing in the LGBT+ community, mental health columnist Ray O’Neill talks about embracing older role models, and 73 year-old facilitator with the Gold group for gay and bisexual men tell us about life getting better and better. We meet the CEO and Chair of Ireland’s brand new national LGBT organisation, report on a contradiction at the heart of trans healthcare, get the lowdown on not one, but two queer theatre festivals about to enter stage right, and remember Kylie’s greatest gay anthem. And there’s so much more – just turn the page!