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No: 9 IRISH QUEER LITERATURE IN THE 1990s

“Joanna and Helen are in their 20s - confident, successful, at ease with themselves and their lives. Suddenly, inexplicably, their childhood friendship turns into an intense and sexually explosive passion, bringing turmoil in its wake.” So goes the blurb on Ireland’s first overtly lesbian novel, published at the beginning of the 1990s. Linda Cullen’s The Kiss caused quite a stir in the media, although the author was advised by her publishers to steer clear of mentioning the fact that the love affair at its heart was based on her own experiences.

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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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