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This month take an in-depth look at the problems and issues facing Irish LGBT+ young people in our annual Youth issue in collaboration with BeLonG To.
In our featured interview, Roscommon's own Xnthony talks fake authenticity, rural queerness and rebranding ahead of his Dublin Fringe show, The Power of Wow. Huge misinformation exists amongst young people around HIV transmission and it's all because of a lack of suitable sexual education in Irish schools, writes Ralph Hurley O'Dwyer. Members of trans youth group IndividualiTy tells us about their ups and downs after a decade mentoring and supporting trans kids.
BeLonG To's Drugs and Alcohol Worker Ger Roe shares his experiences of helping LGBT+ young people feel empowered, and to become agents of social change. Aifric Ni Chríodáin reports on the HSE's rolling out of the HPV vaccine among gay and bisexual men. Our Budding Burning Issues survey throws up some interesting facts around the opinions of our youngest community members,
Plus all the best in news, edutainment, gossip, food and much more.
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Great magazine for the Republic of Ireland Reviewed 20 July 2019

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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in GCN 333.

FROM THE YOUTH EDITOR Hi my name is Emer and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to be this year’s Youth Editor. I’ve just finished school and getting to work in a real office is a bit bizarre. I do feel very...
IT’S THE YOUTH ISSUE SO, THIS MONTH WE ASKED SOME OF OUR GORGEOUS CONTRIBUTORS What advice would you give to your 18 year-old self? ROBYN MCQUAID O’DWYER Last year, Robyn wrote a piece for GCN that kick-started Trans Live Art Salon, Ireland’s first ever trans artis...
Water The NI SameCooler Sex Marriage Chatter Court Case Earlier this year, we here in the Republic celebrated two years since the passing of 2015’s marriage referendum. Meanwhile, mere miles away, our LGBT+ neighbours to the north have not been so lucky. ...
Farewell Orphan Black The sci-fi drama came to a climatic end this month, and with it we say farewell to one of the strongest representations of an LGBT relationship on TV. Cosima and Delphine (Cophine) were a couple that...
The Stunt Squad We’re very excited about the brand new Dublin Podcast Festival, which takes place in venues across the city from September 19 to 29, not only because of the sterling line-up which features our fave p...
Talking Bi+ This month we’re on the road with GCN Town Hall Talks, travelling west to Galway to be part of the annual Bi+ Visibility Week events there. National LGBT Federation board member, Dr. Chris Noone will...

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