Welcome to the annual GCN Youth Issue, edited and written by members of BeLonG To and other youth groups across Ireland, and what a super one it’s turned out to be! We may have created our very own superheroes for this year’s cover, but as 18 year-old Aidan Knowles discovers there have been gays with superpowers populating the pages of comic books for the past 30 years. And what about the superheroes in real life? 21 year-old David Martin Forrester meets asks some young people who their role models are and why. We’re always being told that it’s easier for young people to come out nowadays, yet as 17 year-old Eimhin O’Reilly discovers, the experiences may be different but the journey out of the closet is the same as it ever was. Plus Shirley meets Tommy Steele, 78 but still a teen at heart, we preview the 20th Outlook Cork LGBT Film Festival and we look at the state of play for gays in the music industry. It’s a bumper one!
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