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Leo and Matt at the NYC Paddy’s Day Parade

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On March 17 we were all agog as pictures of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar marching in the New York City St Patrick’s Day Parade were broadcast across the world. Of course, that’s nothing new, many Irish leaders have strutted their stuff down Fifth Avenue in that über celebration of all things Oirish. However, Leo made history by marching alongside his boyfriend, Matt Barrett, thereby marking America’s cards in more ways than one, and sending a message about Ireland to the world, which at this particular time in history can’t be underestimated.

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About GCN

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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