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That picture made me the most famous comedian in the world for a day

Last May, comedian and staunch LGBT+ ally Kathy Gri n was hit by a “wall of shit” a er tweeting a picture of herself brandishing a mocked-up version of Donald Trump’s severed head. The president went on a mission to destroy her career, the Secret Service launched an investigation, and for a moment it seemed like Gri n’s career was in the toilet. But the queen of celebrity self-invention has turned things in her favour, it seems, as Róisín McVeigh discovers.

Everyone knows who Kathy Gri?n is. Well, anyone who follows the news or has internet access. The outspoken comedian and LGBT+ ally is world famous. Or “weird world famous” as a friend put it upon hearing I was due to interview her. It wasn’t until earlier this year that the former star of her own reality TV show My Life on the D-List became an international household name after “a wall of shit” fell on her, as she delicately puts it. I spoke to Griffin ahead of her visit to Dublin this month to discuss her new Laugh Your Head Off tour and the series of events that led to its inception.

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In our annual Wedding Issue of GCN this month we’ve got lots of wonderous wedding content and lots of other great stuff too! Thinking of getting married abroad? We take a look at some interesting international options. Comedian Margaret Cho tells us about her life as a fearless free-spirit and LGBT advocate ahead of her first- ever Irish gig. Fellow funny gal Kathy Griffin talks Weinstein, disenfranchisement and the fall-out from that picture. Elsewhere, we speak to some LGBTs who opted for unconventional wedding themes (including bikers, Rocky Horror and a Bjork-inspired duo). We present a photographic round-up of all the GALAS winners, and chat to Fair City's latest gay resident, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Ternevoy. Also, we've got all the details about what's hot and what's not in the world.