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PRIDE & PROTEST

Pride Month saw different sorts of protests at parades around the world. Americans reacted to the latest utterances of their president, while here in Europe there was a bit of everything. Dublin had a lone demonstrator with a religious placard, while in Poland and Hungary, intimidating black-clad extremists tried to shut the parades down. In Istanbul, the brave souls who took part in the Pride march were beaten up by those same black-clad types.

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We’ve got so much to talk about in this month’s issue, we’d better get started! Leading the charge is our cover star Conor O’Brien, the voice behind The Villagers. Conor dropped in to talk about their new album and what it’s like being an out gay man in the business. On a further musical note, Irish electro band Eden celebrate 20 years in the industry. They had many a tale to tell and GCN was delighted to listen! The GAZE film festival takes over cinema screens this month so we caught up with Desiree Akhavan, the writer and director of the much-lauded gay conversion therapy film The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, along with the creators of the essential documentary Outitude, detailing the history of Ireland’s lesbian community. On a more serious note, Evgeny Shtorn details his escape from Russian persecution only to be caught in the bureaucracy that is Ireland’s Direct Provision System. Plus Jamie Brady provides a hard-hitting photo essay on the effects on Grindr on the young male psyche. With all that awesome content on offer, you better start reading now!