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It’s our bumper Pride issue and we’ve got so much in store for you, we hardly know where to start! First up on our cover are the gorgeous Glória, Dublin’s lesbian and gay choir and star donators to our GCN30 exhibition Fundit campaign, who talk to us about being one great big alternative family. It’s appropriate, since the Dublin Pride theme this year is ‘We Are Family’ and in keeping we talk to groups of friends who consider each other kin, while Justin McAleese talks about our need for solidarity as the Pope’s visit to the World Meeting on Families excludes LGBT families.
We remember the tragic murder of Declan Flynn, which sparked the first gay rights march in Ireland, and reflect on the situation facing LGBTs in Latin America, where brutal murders take place every day. We get educated on Intersex issues and talk to Minister Katherine Zappone about the governments LGBTI+ Youth Strategy, the first of it’s kind in the world. Plus Rupert Everett talks to us about his love for Oscar Wilde and growing older as a totally out actor. And that’s just the beginning of what’s on offer. Get reading now!
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informative, current Reviewed Sunday, July 26, 2020

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Not just for Ireland Reviewed Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Great magazine for the Republic of Ireland Reviewed Saturday, July 20, 2019

Highly interesting

Very detailed reviews of venues in Ireland Reviewed Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in GCN 343.

FROM THE EDITOR Our families are still not recognised by the Catholic Church, and it’s part of the same injustice that criminalised gay men On the day after we go to print with this issue of GCN, An Taoiseach, Leo Va...
MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS WE ASKED WHAT PRIDE MEANS TO THEM? AOIFE MORIARTY Writer of our feature celebrating 25 years of decriminalisation of homosexuality, Aoife is a former website editor for CQC in England and freelances o...
Bernadette Manning 1956 - 2018 Bernadette Manning – 23rd June 1956 to 26th June 2018 – the finality still shocks me. Yesterday on the phone to the VHI, I broke down in tears when the nice woman asked for Bernadette’s birth date. B...
FOCÁL UP! This month we’re having words about… Pride Party Pandemonium! Saturday June 30 will officially be the biggest queer party day and night in Dublin. Pre and post-Parade there are so many places t...
QUEER VIEW MIRROR #DublinPride #CorporatePride #GCN30 LESS HEADLINE-GRABBING ACHIEVEMENTS Pride comes around so fast every year doesn’t it? Nowadays, we’re lucky enough to always have something to celebrate too...
modernanthem 009 Charting The Songs We Love So Well Although it achieved limited chart success when it was released eight years ago, Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ became an instant queer anthem. It’s a song connected to the universal LGBT+ experience, sa...

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