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Mapping Pride

Pride is many things to diff erent people. It is at once a political protest at unfinished business… a streetrave...a family day out...a chance to catch up with friends (and even ex-lovers). It is a necessary corrective to oſt en drab street life and pervasive heteronormativity.

It is a time to celebrate — come what may — our relationships and our families (biological and logical).

Pride is a time to wonder at the distance we’ve travelled and give thanks for where we are now today, and remind ourselves to never take it for granted. It is a time to reflect and wave goodbye to our beautiful brothers and sisters we left behind, in particular to many we’ve lost to homophobic and transphobic violence and the devastation of AIDS.

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Welcome to our biggest and brightest issue of the year - our annual Pride Edition. We made a call out for members of our LGBT+ family to design our cover. All who entered are featured inside, and for the first time ever we have a bumper double cover by artists Gabriel Marques and Day Magee! Inside we round-up all the Prides taking place across Ireland alongside interviews with young people from rural areas who explain Pride’s importance. There’s a conversation between Will St Leger, the Dublin Pride Grand Marshall, and Bruce Coleman, an ACT UP activist who was in New York after Stonewall. There’s a remembrance of the Repeal movement and a feature about the prejudice faced by lesbian women and trans folk in barbershops. GCN also reaches out to the community; chatting to the myriad places where our magazine is delivered. And that’s only the tip of the Pride float. From all at GCN, we wish you a happy, safe and fabulous Pride season!