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Nova Bar

GCN has recently heard of the closing of Nova Bar in Galway. Long a nightlife stalwart, the instantly familiar spot at Number 1 William Street closed its doors on March 4. At present social media channels for the bar have been removed. This is a sad blow to the already underserved LGBT+ scene in the West. With only a handful of options available for the community, its loss will be felt. The much-loved bar was a hub of LGBT+ life in Galway and only time will tell if the building will reopen catering to the community.

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This month at GCN we celebrate the elder members of our fabulous LGBT+ family with an exceptional series of articles and opinion pieces. As our centrepiece, you'll find a glorious photographic celebration of individual style shot by the exceptional Babs Daly. There's a loving look at Bridie's Bar in The George, alongside an investigation of rural LGBT+ life. Greenbow fill us in on what it's like to be deaf in the LGBT+ community and we profile a member of Identity - the group for LGBT+ asylum seekers. There's also a hard-hitting piece on the rise in homophobic violence in Honduras. In light of news that Teach Solais could face closure, we speak to those whose lives it has changed for the better. Let’s rally the community and get behind the West's only LGBT+ resource centre